Episode 325: Oi Ocha Unsweetened Bold Green Tea

Oi Ocha Unsweetened Bold Green Tea

I’m slightly intrigued by this “bold” green tea from Ito En. What makes it so bold? Was it brewed longer? Is it a different grade of green tea? Time to investigate!

Flavor-wise, it’s very grassy. (Almost muddy, honestly.) There’s a bit of a roasted flavor here, but it’s much more woody than a bancha or a kyobancha. It’s drinkable, but it’s definitely a bitter bottle of tea. Meh.


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