Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: small, sage green
Ingredients: sencha green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 165 degrees
Preparation Method: kyusu
Liquor: pale green
I sampled this tea as part of my David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. I was really happy to pull out an unflavored tea after a string of herbal teas that I did not enjoy. The taste was mellow and vegetal with a hint of fruity sweetness. There was no astringency or bitterness to speak of. I prepared this tea in a kyusu and my second infusion was just as delicious. It wasn’t the highest quality sencha that I’ve had but it was very decent for the price. As I’m writing this review, I’m cold drip brewing the rest of the sample and I cannot wait to try it. I can definitely see myself picking up a bag in the summer for that purpose. Iced sencha is a truly refreshing treat, even when the weather isn’t hot outside. I prefer my green tea to be on the subtle side and sencha is one of my favorites.
You can find out more about this tea here.