Rishi Tea Sencha 100% Premium Tea Powder

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: very fine, dark green powder
Ingredients: green tea
Water Temperature: Cold
Preparation Method: empty packet into bottle of water and shake
Liquor: Cloudy, almost opaque pale green

When I’m on the go I constantly find myself looking for healthy alternatives to the sugary sweetened iced teas that fill most store’s shelves. One of the things that impressed me the most was that the only ingredient is tea. The look of this tea was rather…interesting?  My boyfriend likened it to raw sewage. The taste of the tea was a bit different than I was expecting but it was still very good. It was naturally sweet but with a surprising bit of nuttiness that I wouldn’t expect from sencha. Presumably they would have to roast it quite a bit to get the moisture content down enough to make it into a powder. I definitely recommend these handy little packets.

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.