I went to a Matcha shop today ( yes, I know I am lucky to have one within driving distance of me ).
I was hoping to buy some quality sencha when I was there.
The place sold very little tea and what they did sell were boxes of Rishi brand.
I asked the clerk about the quality of Rishi sencha, telling her that of the two types I tried that didn't require a mail order, none of them were actually green in color when the tea was made.
She told me Rishi did pour and stay green. She also added that bulk Rishi was what they used in the shop.
I didn't buy the box of Rishi sencha as it was $16 a box. I could do better with o-cha.
My question here, given that experience, is what do people think about the quality of Rishi tea? Is the quality good enough for a tea shop and competitive with a tea I would send away for, say o-cha.com ?