August 13, 2012

Tea Shop - Argo Tea


Today's review is of Argo Tea's Green Tea which is Japanese Sencha blended with Matcha.  I ordered a small cup of iced green tea one afternoon last week.  At Argo, tea is pre-steeped and stored in a large glass pitchers.  You can view a picture of this setup here.  When I placed my order the appropriate amount of tea was poured over ice.


I had never tried a sencha-matcha blend before but enjoyed both teas separately.  I expected a happy combination of both -- grassy, sweet, and creamy -- but my cup was astringent and bitter.  Rotea compared it to an over-steeped unsweetened, black iced tea.  Thankfully, the harsh flavor mellowed a bit with time, especially after eating a pistachio macaron, also purchased at the cafe.

Have you drunk a sencha-matcha blend?  Tell us about it in the comments.  And in case you missed the first post in the series, read it here.

2 comments :

  1. They brew their green teas with water that is too hot and over steap the tea. If you buy it and brew at home with a lower temp water and strap for only a min you will for sure enjoy their green loose tea.

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  2. Thank you for the tip, "Anonymous". I will experiment at home!

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