Aiya Tea Premium Sencha

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: dark green, needle-like
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 1.5 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: kyusu
Liquor: greenish gold

I was impressed with this tea before I even opened the canister because it had a pull tab top. This kind of container is usually only seen with matcha but it was appreciated. The leaves were very dark green and had a wonderfully fresh aroma. The taste did not disappoint in the least. It was full bodied and vegetal with notes of nuts and citrus. It had a buttery mouth-feel with no bitterness. Sencha is usually quite grassy but I was reminded more of baby spinach or asparagus. A very mild astringency kept added a pleasant crispness and the sweet aftertaste lingered long after each sip. This was probably one of the best senchas that I have ever had. As much as I prefer to drink organic teas, I actually think that I enjoyed this version more than their organic sencha. This is the ninth tea that I have reviewed from +Aiya America Organic Matcha green tea and every one of them have been stellar.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.