The Persimmon Tree Sencha

Country of Origin: Japan
Leaf Appearance: deep green, somewhat flat and needle-like
Ingredients: organic green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teapot
Liquor: pale gold

Last year I really enjoyed The Persimmon Tree’s Chocolate Banana so I was looking forward to trying some of their unflavored teas. First up to bat was this sencha. I brewed it in a small ceramic teapot with a built in metal sieve. This worked well because it caught all of the small leaf particles. The taste was sweet and vegetal with a clean, somewhat dry finish. Although there were definite grassy notes they were not as strong as I might have expected. There was no bitterness or astringency to speak of. My second infusion was not lacking in flavor at all but that is probably as much tea as I would be able to get unless I was using a gaiwan. I found this to be on the mellow end of the sencha spectrum, making it perfect for newbies that are testing the waters of Japanese green teas. At just $8.99 for 2oz, it would also make an economical daily drinker. I’ll be reviewing a black tea, oolong and white tea from this company soon so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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.