Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Aiya Tea Organic Sencha

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: deep green, needle-like
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 1 minute
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: kyusu
Liquor: greenish yellow

Nothing beats a good sencha on a chilly day. The dry leaves were like a breath of fresh air reminding me that spring is just around the corner (hopefully!). It was classically vegetal and grassy with nutty notes. The aftertaste was sweet and lingered in my palate long after each sip. The finish had a light, brisk astringency but there was no bitterness. My second infusion was just as delicious. Pesticides are a big concern for me, particularly because they are used quite heavily in Japan. The fact that this tea is certified organic gives me peace of mind. I have been thoroughly impressed with everything that I've tried from Aiya Tea so far. They truly are Japanese tea specialists and have become my go to when I need a green tea fix. Make sure that you check out their blog for some delicious recipes using matcha.

You can find out more about this tea here.


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