Japanese Tea

Japanese teas are, by and large, green teas that tend to taste more grassy or vegetative than their Chinese counterparts. Types of Japanese green tea include Sencha, Gyokuro, Matcha, Bancha, Hojicha, Kukicha and Genmaicha. Matcha is the powdered tea most often drunk during Japanese tea ceremonies, while sencha is the most popular green tea drunk most often by everyday Japanese citizens.

There are 148 reviews available for this category, for 91 different varieties.

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Rishi Tea Sencha Sakura

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"A perfect, delicious and highly distinct taste of tart cherry (think of a pie cherry) merges with the sweet of the tea itself and seems to blend perfectly into the bitter aspect that goes with this green."
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      10/10

Aiya Premium Grade Matcha

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I wish I had more of this stuff; I would drink it daily."
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      10/10

American Tea Room Yamama No Homare Shincha 2010

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This a rare, ephemeral tea."
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      10/10

Lupicia Tea Sweet Potato Pie

10/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"Thanksgiving in a cup. Sweet Potato Pie has given me yet another reason to be thankful this season."
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      10/10

Aiya American Premium Gyokuro

9.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was wonderfully sweet on the forefront, creamy in the middle and tapered off with a garden-green-like finish."
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      9.8/10

American Tea Room Honyama Sencha

9.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor of the first artichoke-green infusion was wonderfully robust, at once sweet, bitter, and definitely vegetal— a mix of arugula and asparagus with a touch of honey and cream—and I mean that in the best possible way"
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      9.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"An amazing value, and an amazing flavor to bring out your inner Samurai/ninja/monk/anime archetype of your choice."
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      10/10

Sugimoto USA Hoji Cha

9.6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Melanie Melanie's review:
"I took a sip, then another and another. I loved this tea!!!! It has a lovely nutty flavor - maybe a bit like chestnuts. It also became sweeter and sweeter as it cooled! I have never tasted such a sweet tea that was not flavored to be sweet!"
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      9.6/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Yamakai Sencha

9.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was shockingly sweet on the forefront, followed by a yam-and-berry-like middle."
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      9.5/10

Mellow Monk Artisan's Reserve

9.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tea itself is fresh, sweet and surprisingly simple. It's thinner tasting and vegetal but so sweetly so that it is just exceedingly drinkable."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The green flavor is mild and accompanied by nutty, sweet, woodsy,and fruity flavor notes too. This is a very satisfying green tea that left me craving the next cup"
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      9.5/10

Sugimoto USA Genmai Cha with Matcha

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A bold green tea flavor that is accented by an equally bold roasted/nutty flavor."
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      9/10

Mellow Monk Frosty Garden

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
" Prominent are vegetal, sweet flavors with a clean aftertaste. There's a vague grassiness to the tea along with buttery smoothness."
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      9/10

Adagio Genmai Cha

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Sharp, nutty and toasty flavor with an unexpected popcorn twist. This is a regular repurchase for me."
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      9/10

White August Tea Co. Rogue Wave

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The coconut flavor is what makes this tea a winner. Anyone looking for a refreshing and wonderfully flavored green tea should give this a try."
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      9/10

Mellow Monk Matcha-Style Powered Green Tea

9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was all tamaryokucha, but with more of a punch since I was consuming the whole leaf."
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      9/10

Norbu Tea San Nen Bancha

9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I likened it to a park bench on a summer day - practically ancient - with creaky hinges and a gentle sway."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It smells spectacular, mostly like chicory and hazelnut and somewhat earthy."
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      8.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea has sweet and nutty notes which balance out the underlying earthiness. The overall effect is a smooth tea that is neither too pungent nor too bland. "
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      9/10

Mellow Monk Crimson Grove

8.9/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Delicious plum and berry notes are intermingled with hints of caramelized sugar, malt and toasted bread... This is a deeply satisfying cup thanks to it's full-bodied yet light flavour profile. "
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      8.7/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
" It would be a mistake to describe the tea as spicy, but there is a bit of cinnamon to the taste as well...quite delicious, very unique and well worth sampling soon. "
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor is rather complex, and while it can lend itself to midnless or less contemplative sipping, if you really focus on this tea, you'll draw out smoky, malty, fruity, cocoa, and spicy notes."
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      9/10

American Tea Room Nirvana

8.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Kiwi."
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      8.1/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"Best of all, however, was the balance of flavors: I could taste the tea base and the added ingredients. That takes some skill in mixing and this one’s a winner. "
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      9.5/10

Mellow Monk Top Leaf Green Tea

8.7/10  —  9 reviews
Teaviews Member: Samantha Samantha's review:
"This is a complex cup, it was so clean and creamy you'd think there was milk right in it! Buttery smooth green veggies with a hint of citrus, Top Leaf is one to be commended!"
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      9.0/10
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"Rich and hearty in its mineral laden, vegetal character and toothsome feel, the brew maintains a fresh lightness with a sweet finish. "
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The sort of tea that I would love to have as a staple."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Drinking this is a similar experience to eating 80% cocoa chocolate: it's intense and bitter-sweet. This is an offering that fans of Japanese teas will enjoy. Others less familiar with their vegetal, astringent flavour might be put off by such a pungent cup."
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      8.4/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"It placed first in the steamed green tea category at the North American Tea Championship earlier this year (2011)."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"... I was able to find the sweet notes hinted at in its scent as well as a very nice creamy quality that finished each sip."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"The tea is smooth and creamy and textural enough to savor on a number of levels and to me the bittersweet component makes this tea stand out enormously."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor of this tea is pretty intense, with spinach-grassy notes dominating. However, a natural, yet not overwhelming, sweetness tea that keeps the vegetal flavors in check."
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      8.0/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"This is what every green tea aspires to be. It was silky, fruity, slightly sweet, and with a bit of a buttery sensation on aftertaste. Floored? Nay. I was flattened."
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      10/10

Mark T. Wendell Gyokuro Jade Dew Green

8.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Its buttery texture and flavour balance the brilliant vegetal taste perfectly."
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      9.4/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This is a solid example of the genre, being lightly vegetal with lots of buttery notes. Overall I found this tea to be not terribly complex, but what it does, it does very well."
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      7.6/10

Art of Tea Green Pear

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"A delicious pear-flavored green tea... the flavor is more akin to candied pears, and is sweeter and more concentrated than in most similar blends."
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      8.5/10

Camellia Sinensis Kamairicha

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Dave Dave's review:
"The first sip reveals a complex, full-bodied yet balanced flavor. Notes of spinach, citrus, and apricot come through, with a pleasantly bitter aftertaste. The overall flavor, in fact, is very much like a good sencha."
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      8.5/10

Tealish Special Blend

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"A great sencha, mingled with the slightest hint of spice and sweet, which rounds everything else oh so nice."
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      8.5/10

TeaGschwendner Green Coconut

8.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The tea was delicious and for a coconut lover it was nothing short of heavenly."
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      8.5/10

Boulder Tea Kaze Sencha

8.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I really enjoy vegetal green teas, so this isn't the perfect flavour for me, but if you don't like feeling like you're drinking spinach, this may be ideal."
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      7.8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A remarkably sweet and smooth green tea. On several occasions as I was drinking this tea, I caught myself saying "yum" alound."
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      9/10

Tea Needs Extra Premium Organic Gyokuro

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I greatly enjoyed my gyokuro evening and my first experience with Tea Needs"
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      8.4/10

Mellow Monk Frosty Garden Green

8.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The buttery texture and flavour are cut through by notes of sage and berry."
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      8.4/10

Aiya America Organic Matcha-infused Sencha

8.3/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The matcha and sencha make a great combo as the matcha’s sweetness smooths the tea’s scent and grassy flavour with a freshness true to its organic origins. "
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      8.3/10

Mellow Monk Shaded Leaf Green Tea

8.1/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The creamy mineral quality nods of fukamushi sencha while the vegetal aromas and flavours are darker in nature than sencha, reminding me of collards and kale without the chlorophyll bit of greenness of parsley or as much butteriness as fresh cooked spinach. "
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Flavors are not static and there's quite a bit of dynamism to the taste that is wholly temperature dependent and makes the sipping of this tea quite engaging."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"while the flavor is not overly strong but is instead smooth and subtle, it is still an undeniably vegetal flavor that can only come from a green tea, particularly a Japanese green tea. "
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      8/10

David's Tea Sencha Ashikubo

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The tea has a sweet and mild flavor. This tea is characterized by a subtle spinach-like flavor with a barely detectable toasty aftertaste. This is a great green tea for those that shy away from the overly strong green teas..."
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      8/10

Zhi Tea Tropical Green

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The sencha is nicely matched with these flavors as well and the tea is not masked by the strength of the other ingredients."
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      8/10

Aiya Organic Gyokuro Green Tea

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"a masterfully balanced combination of grassy and sweet flavors"
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      8/10

Norbu Tea Sunpu Boucha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Mocha, roasted barley and cinnamon notes all play prominent roles, creating a cup that is sweet, smooth and oh so decadent!"
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      8/10

American Tea Room Special Reserve Midori Sencha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Kari Kari's review:
"One of the better senchas I have tasted and it's full and full of melon flavor."
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      8/10

Den's Tea Cherry Sencha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: David David's review:
"A quality sencha with a sweet and slightly bitter, grassy quality. The cherry flavor is subtle but complimentary. This is one of my favorite green teas from Den's Tea."
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      8/10

Teaflection Gyokuro Asahi Rare Green Tea

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The taste was incredibly different, resembling a combination of almonds, chestnuts, and rice wrapped in sweet seaweed."
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      8/10

Grand Tea Jo Sencha

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Sweet, straightforward and smooth, fresh and tasty. These tastes are so very welcome in the spring!"
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      8/10

The NecessiTeas StrawMango Ginger

8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: CJ CJ's review:
"Quite complex for a flavored tea. "
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      8/10

Culinary Teas Bohemian Raspberry Green Tea

8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"The green tea base is at first the most prominent flavour, but the raspberry really shines in the aftertaste."
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      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The natural raspberry flavor was easily detectable and very delicious. There was just a hint of tartness, but the mild green tea base seemed to provide enough sweetness to balance that out."
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      8.5/10

Norbu Tea 2010 Spring Hon Yama Zairai Sencha

7.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
" It was like someone took the almondy note from the dry leaves and added a touch of honey to 'em."
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      7.9/10

TeaGschwendner Japan Tamaryokucha

7.9/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"Distinct astringency, bitterness, ocean flavors and other less describable umami elements which characterize some green teas are all rather muted in this tea - or play together so well that they do not stand out on their own."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"It was very balanced and soothing, the perfect cup for relaxing."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"The infusion turned bright green almost instantaneously, much like Japanese teas of hither and "yawn". However, it didn't have the same fluorescent (read: radioactive) intensity in the color. That was fine by me."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"I am quite pleased with this blend and I believe that green tea drinkers will enjoy it even more than I did."
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      7/10

Tea Zone Gyokuro

7.8/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Strongly vegetal, and it stood up to multiple infusions... a solid green tea, but not particularly exceptional."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Jeff Jeff's review:
"I’ve never had a green tea with such a light yet savory sweet taste... a precious blend."
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      8.5/10
Teaviews Member: Clay Clay's review:
"A high-grade green tea with a pleasant, grassy taste. "
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      7/10

Maeda-en Kuki-Cha Twig Tea With Matcha

7.8/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"Both matcha and tea-twigs come together to make a very nice, nutty cup of tea."
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      8.3/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is a very hearty and thick tea, causing me to feel as though I am drinking a meal rather than a beverage."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"The flavor is delightful— sweet and mellow with the lightest touch of bitter, and mildly astringent."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Kukicha fortified with Matcha, which is almost as good as other fortified products of the less than sobriety inducing variety."
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      8/10

Norbu Tea Ichiban Hojicha

7.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"While not in the realm of the spectacular, this cup has a soft sophistication about it that is hard to resist."
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      7.8/10

Tea Needs Tamaryokucha

7.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Love the texture, like the flavour, enjoy the tea overall."
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      7.0/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Think of it as the sweet and mild properties of a good gyokuro meeting the nuttiness of a quality Dragonwell. Delicious!"
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      8.5/10

Mellow Monk Blissful Buds Green Tea

7.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"a potent spinach flavor; the Mellow Monk describes it as "delicately herbaceous", and while I concur with the herbaceous part, I think the flavor is a bit stronger than what constitutes delicate. "
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      7.7/10

Mellow Monk Yuzu Dream

7.7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Mildly citrus balanced with the strongly floral backing of the yuzu."
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The yuzu mingles nicely with the natural sweetness of the green tea leaves and the overall effect is an easy-sipping and moderately sweet cup"
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      8/10

The Tea Spot Green Roasted Mint

7.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Emma Emma's review:
"I didn't even have to sweeten this to enjoy it. In fact, I think sweetener would have taken away from the different, subtle levels of flavor here. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A Peppermint Hojicha, who'd have thought those two flavors would go together so well, and result in something so chocolate-esque?"
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      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Royal Matcha - Organic

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"My sips came across as sweet and bright to start and closed with more bitter chocolate flavors. A sweet, fresh taste lingers in the mouth."
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      7.5/10

TeaGschwendner Strawberry Vanilla

7.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"To the taste, this was one of the rare cases where I'd say the green tea and strawberry flavors are fairly harmonious."
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      7.5/10

Tea Embassy Matcha Infused Sencha

7.4/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"It lacks the ineffable quality that is umami."
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      7.4/10

Boulder Tea Kabuse Sencha

7.4/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"I preferred the second infusion to the first, much lighter, and it was then I detected the heralded sweetness."
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"The Liquor was a light and vibrant emerald color, it smelled, and tasted, very sweet and grassy, with a light vegital hint. Its a very viscous tea that leaves a light, and very pleasant, oily feeling in the mouth."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"The first few sips were slightly astringent but subsequent sips were much easier on the taste buds. It was light, sweet and very refreshing. "
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Babette Babette's review:
"The aroma and flavor of this tea are what I look for in a premium quality green tea."
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      8.5/10

American Tea Room Fukamushi Shizuoka Shincha 2009

7.4/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Even as I am writing this review long after drinking the tea, I find myself almost as pleased with the memory as I was with the cup itself."
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      7.7/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Sort of like a blend of Matcha and Sencha, but with just Sencha..."
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      7/10

Rishi Tea Matcha

7.3/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"I don't consider this to be the best matcha I have had, but it certainly is a high-quality tea."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"I definitely enjoyed my Rishi matcha experience overall, but it was quite bitter, and very, very astringent."
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Babette Babette's review:
"It is one of the most pleasing and satisfying matchas I’ve tasted."
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      10/10

Hakoniwado Yame Houjicha

7.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Raven Raven's review:
"The snack bar opens with its fresh roasted peanut bouquet piled on its earthy, rice crispies flavour, all packed in its light body. "
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      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"this hojicha has a different flavor profile than every other hojicha I have ever tried; sure, it is sweet and roasty like a hojicha should be, but it also has an underlying earthy-woodsy flavor "
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      7/10

Lupicia Fukamushi Sencha Matsuri

7/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"It was too astringent for my tastes. I like my green teas to be much more vegetal than this."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A really smooth green tea characterized by a rich buttery taste and an ever-so-subtle sweetness."
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      9/10
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"A convenient and decent-tasting sencha in tea-bag form, but it just can't compare to fresh, quality loose-leaf sencha."
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      6/10

Tea Table Green Japan Cherry

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Stephen Stephen's review:
"Floral on the tongue, with nicely-balanced cherry flavor in the aftertaste... one of the few cherry-flavored teas that doesn't come off tasting completely artificial."
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      7/10

Tea Table Japanese Hojicha

7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Clay Clay's review:
"An unusual smoky aroma, with a hint of nuttiness... I enjoyed it, certainly something different."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Cap & Kettle Cap & Kettle's review:
"This hojicha is sweeter than most, though still husky and earthy... with a caramel-like, toffee flavor."
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      7/10

Zhi Tea Japan Genmaicha

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"This is a good genmaicha, but it doesn’t live up to its aroma; it’s tasty and fun, but I will probably keep looking for my ideal genmaicha."
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      7/10

Boulder Tea Kukicha

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"The stems in this baggie are actually a wonderful addition. In short order they release a flavour with the leaves that is concentrated, and for lack of a better word, twiggy."
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      7/10

Mighty Leaf Organic Emerald Pearls

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Steven Steven's review:
"I find this tea to be very satisfying and pleasurable in a simple, unobtrusive way. Nothing in this tea screams for your attention, but instead, it feels welcoming and homey."
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      7/10

Organic4Tea.com Sencha

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A hearty green tea combining grass and spinach notes with an overall broth-like quality"
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      7/10

Sugimoto USA Sen Cha

7/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"A very economical sencha."
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      7.1/10
Teaviews Member: Geoff Geoff's review:
"After the allotted time, the liquor brewed to a bright, foggy green. Force of friggin' Dagobah green."
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      6.9/10

Red Leaf Tea Organic Pure Jasmine Matcha

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"A pretty unique novelty tea, although even with the fun flavor added, I don't think it is among the best matcha I have had. "
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      7/10

Red Leaf Tea Pomegranate Matcha – Organic

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Paired with the right foods it can be interesting, unique, and pretty tasty."
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      7.0/10

Norbu Tea Kondouwase Arashiage Asamushi (2010 Spring)

7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Jamie Jamie's review:
"This cup is sweet, mellow and smooth - a little textural with vaguely sea-like mineral flavors picking up. "
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      7/10

Tea Palace Japanese Bancha

7/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Scott Scott's review:
"A mild, uncomplicated cup of Japanese bancha."
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      7.3/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is a good palate-cleansing or meal tea."
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      6/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The primary flavor here is a spinachy-vegetal flavor, but it is light and clean rather than potent and grassy. This was like drinking a subdued version of sencha."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This is a completely different tea experience from a bold, spicy Yunnan or flowery Darjeeling, and the polar opposite of a flavored tea. You have to attend closely to the subtleties."
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      7.5/10

Life In Teacup Green Kiss!

6.9/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"This will please those who tend to like sweet, milky treats more than those looking for a true chocolaty taste."
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      6.9/10

Maeda-en Genmai-Cha Brown Rice Tea With Matcha

6.9/10  —  4 reviews
Teaviews Member: Jenn Jenn's review:
"I tried to find the matcha in the taste but it doesn't jump right out at you. I believe it comes in the form of a gentle sweetness that you find underneath the very prominent toasty quality."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"If you're really looking for the matcha in this blend, you may find yourself disappointed, but for $4 for 3 ounces, it's a great deal for a good blend."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
" A nice taste of toasted brown rice came through, and the sencha was there, but the matcha, which should have had something to say in this first steeping, was a no-show, neither bitter nor sweet. "
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      5.5/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Exactly whats promised, a rich, decidedly Japanese Genmai-cha."
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      8/10

American Tea Room Confections

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"These premium quality confections are a treat to sample, and certainly a great inspiration for some baking experiments! Although the chocolate bark is of excellent quality, I wouldn't bother buying it as a tea lover."
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      6.8/10

Red Leaf Tea Chocolate Matcha Tea - Organic

6.8/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"To be honest, I could hardly taste any chocolate flavor whatsoever. "
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      6.8/10

Culinary Teas Irish Breakfast Green Tea

6.7/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"An interesting blend for those that would like to try a mixture of green tea leaves from different origins. Proper brewing is absolutely essential to avoid a harshly bitter aftertaste, but if brewed properly, this is a robust morning blend that can rival the typical black tea breakfast blends. "
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      6.7/10

American Tea Room Vanilla Hojicha

6.6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"Overall, I did find this to be a brave and well done mix, and while I like it, I'm not in love with it."
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      6.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The vanilla flavor is sweet and true, but the hojicha base had an earthy aftertaste that negatively affected the blend of flavors."
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      6.3/10

Red Leaf Tea Blueberry Matcha - Organic

6.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"I found the berry to be extremely muted and only noticeable if I really concentrated."
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      6.5/10

Zhi Tea Japan Sencha

6.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor of this tea is very delicate, but also very fresh. The tea is characterized by grassy-springy flavors, but it is not overly vegetal."
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      6.5/10

Art of Tea Ginger Matcha

6.5/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"An excellent matcha, though the ginger flavor could have been a bit more pronounced. Still I really enjoyed this blend."
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      7/10
Teaviews Member: Lea Lea's review:
"A fairly good tea... both sweetness and ginger were promised by this tea's description, however, and I detected neither."
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      6/10

TeaGschwendner Japan Gyokuro

6.3/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The brewed tea was true to its aroma; the primary flavors were grassy and springy, and there was a bit of astringency to the tea. To me, the first sip seemed harsh, but once I adjusted to the tinge of bitterness, I began to really enjoy this tea."
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      7.5/10
Teaviews Member: Numi Numi's review:
"The light body masks a very strong, almost bitter taste that isn't as smooth as I'd like. For this kind of strength, I'd expect flavors with more depth to balance it out."
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      5/10

Two Leaves and a Bud Tamayokucha

6.2/10  —  3 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"As a whole reminds me of a gyokuro, though it is somewhat simpler, less memorable, easier."
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      7.2/10
Teaviews Member: Sophie Sophie's review:
"Reasonably priced and organic, it an adequate cuppa for everyday needs. Grassy notes appear as the overarching flavour but a dry finish coupled with a slight amount of astringency give the tea a satisfying aftertaste."
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      6.5/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"Because this tea is so mild, it could be an excellent base for flavored green tea blends. On its own, however, I found it to be too weak in the flavor department. "
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      5/10

American Tea Room Yame Gyokuro

6.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Katie Katie's review:
"This is not the sort of tea I could drink regularly, nor could I sip it without thinking, but it is a great Gyokuro when appreciated fully."
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      7.4/10
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A great Gyokuro, but not $160 great I'm afraid..."
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      5/10

Drink the Leaf Sen Cha Fukamushi

6.2/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Bryan Bryan's review:
"An average sencha"
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      5/10
Teaviews Member: Chelsy Chelsy's review:
"A dinner tea. An odd experience led me to describe this tea's taste as Mediterranean. The underlying grit somehow reminded me of pita chips and hummus. I like it."
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      7.3/10

American Tea Room Immortal Green

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Brad Brad's review:
"This is a quiet blend of Japanese Sencha and peach with candy-like attributes."
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      6/10

Red Leaf Tea Japan Genmaicha

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Cindy Cindy's review:
"This tea offers a subtle indication of all that Genmaicha has to offer."
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      6/10

Den's Tea Pyramid Tea Bag Genmaicha

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Cap & Kettle Cap & Kettle's review:
"The palate is noticeably chalky and dusty... Overall, a fine tuned and good tasting tea."
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      6/10

Just4Tea Jasmine Bloom

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Nicole Nicole's review:
"Not an awful tea, but the jasmine flavor was almost impossible to detect, and it actually bloomed upside down... as a "blooming tea" experience, I've had better."
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      6/10

Red Leaf Tea Organic Lemon Matcha

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The matcha over-powered the lemon flavor, which was really just a faint component of this tea. I would have appreciated a much greater lemon contribution."
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      6/10

Den's Tea Organic Sencha

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: James James's review:
"For those who drink green tea for health and/or organic benefits, Den’s Tea Sencha is sure to satisfy"
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      6/10

Grand Tea Organic Genmaicha Matcha-iri

6/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"Hey you got Cha in my Gen Mai, well you got Gen Mai in my Cha."
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      6/10

Green Tea Lovers Shincha Shizuoka

6/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Bryan Bryan's review:
"An everyday Shincha with a slightly higher price tag."
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      4.9/10
Teaviews Member: Vanessa Vanessa's review:
"The flavor was intense in the classic Japanese green tea sense. It was primarily spinachy and vegetal but with a mellow, sweet finish to balance it off. "
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      7/10

Maeda-en Gyokuro

5.8/10  —  2 reviews
Teaviews Member: Troy Troy's review:
"A great Gyokuro, perfect for sipping hot, or cold."
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      8/10
Teaviews Member: Lynn Lynn's review:
"This tea falls under the category I call ‘finicky.’"
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      3.5/10

Zhena’s Gypsy Tea Cherryberry

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"This tea tasted very light with the most pronounced flavor coming from the multitude of berries present, although the berry taste overall was light as well. "
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      5.5/10

Culinary Teas Genmaicha Extra Green with Matcha

5.5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Erika Erika's review:
"The tea is slightly sweet and perfectly toasty, although nothing really sets this particular version apart from others I have tried. "
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      5.5/10

Art of Tea Eisai's Choice Sencha

5/10  —  1 review
Teaviews Member: Shane Shane's review:
"More floral-tasting, instead of the vegetal taste most sencha fans will be looking for... these leaves didn't hold up well for multiple infusions."
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      5/10

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