5 Tasting Notes


こんいちわ tea lovers! Stash. Stash is an interesting brand. They have an assortment of teas to choose from, a lot of which I tend to like. You can find them in pretty much any grocery store which is the nice thing. Stash is known as a “budget” tea. You’re not really going to find this at any tea tastings, but their premium green tea actually does put up a fight. Upon first consumption you taste a pleasant leafy green, with a grass like smell coming off it. It depends on how you brew it honestly. I find the longer I steep this tea, the better it taste, but you do not want to exceed 10 minutes! It produces a light grass green color, and has almost a sweet taste to it. You can tell this is more of a premium brand, especially for how cheap it is. Again, this will not compete with your big dogs, BUT Stash definitely came to play with this one. If you are looking for an easy to find, budget friendly green tea taste, or are just entering the tea world, well this is for you.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Ginger, Grass

185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
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Stash brand tea was one of the budget gateway teas that helped me along on my tea exploration journey when there was a slim to nil tea vendor presence anywhere or an even an internet. Nice to see it get some love.

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こんいちわ everyone! The organics green tea, wow, I must say. I’ve tasted a vast array of green teas and this has to be one of the worser ones I’ve had. First off, visually it is barely green. It is actually more of a hinged brown than anything. The taste, this is what gets me. I understand the term “organic”, and I’ve had fantastic organic teas before, but this abomination really taints the name. Upon first taste, it has a sort of metallic taste to it with a mix of hot bleak water. The aroma is not a strong leafy type either, it has more of a “dirt” smell to it. Taste and smell sure won’t win any awards for this one, but if you are looking for a bland tasting organic cup of hot water, well look no further. I’m not sure where they grew this particular tea, but it will do the job if you are looking for complete organic which is actually unnecessary for most teas unless you’re ordering from China.

Flavors: Bitter, Dirt, Lemon Zest, Metallic

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 45 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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First off, I must say what a delicious tea! This is a ceremonial grade premium Matcha with a premium taste. The flow is very smooth upon consumption, and with slightly aggressive mixing you can produce a well amount of foam amongst the top of your tea. It’s reasonably priced for the type of quality you are getting. It produces a very nice vibrant green and has an earthy taste. The smell is reminiscent of fresh cut grass as you inhale and taste the pleasant earth tones.

Flavors: Creamy, Cut Grass, Freshly Cut Grass

185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 50 OZ / 1478 ML

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