Tag: Yamamotoyama

Episode 034: Sencha

Yesterday, I drank bancha, and today, it’s sencha! It doesn’t take a sophisticated palette to discern between the flavors of sencha and bancha. Sencha has a light, sweet vegetal taste whereas bancha is a bit more robust and nutty. It tastes very “green”…if that makes sense.

Don’t break the bank buying sencha from those big tea vendors — hit up your local Japanese market!


Purchase Yamamotoyama’s Sencha

Episode 108: Jasmine Tea

I forgot I even had this tea! This box of Yamamotoyama’s jasmine tea was way in the back of my tea cabinet, but what a great find. This tea is a blend of souchong (a black tea) and jasmine blossoms.

This is a really well-balanced cup of tea! Of course, it’s very fragrant because of the jasmine, and pretty robust for a bagged tea. Yamamotoyama sells in the U.S. through Amazon, so if you want to give it a try, check out the link below. I think you’ll really enjoy this tea!


Purchase Yamamotoyama’s Jasmine Tea