Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Den’s Tea Fukamushi-Sencha Yame

JAPANESE GREEN TEA: FUKAMUSHI SENCHA YAMEDen’s Tea describes this selection as their best quality Fukamushi-Sencha. I prepared it in a kyusu using 160 degree water and 45 second steepings. The dry leaves were slender in shape and dark green in color. The liquor was yellowish green and so cloudy with leaf particles that it was almost translucent.

This tea was both vegetal and nutty at the time time. There were notes of spinach and chestnut along with a pleasant grassy finish. I've never experienced a sencha with a such a pronounced toasted quality before. It was full bodied without being overpowering or bitter. It wasn’t as sweet as I was expecting but I think that is a good thing. I would definitely recommend this tea.