An almost nuclear green liquor. If you’ve ever played a video game featuring nuclear radiation, you are probably familiar with the color of this tea in the cup. Its not unpleasant, and I feel I need to say that after reading my first two sentences.
A slightly bitter first taste glides into a more balanced… er, sweetness … followed again by a slightly bitter but not overwhelmingly bitter aftertaste.
I really link this tea and use it, when I have it stocked, as an every day type of drink. This summer I plan on trying it iced.
The one warning I have: Be very careful on brewing times, and if at first you don’t like this tea, experiment with various brewing times. Sencha Overture can go very bitter if left to steep too long. I go one minute on the first infusion of all my green teas, but I highly recommend it for this one. And keep an eye on it. If you let it sit to the 5 minute mark by accident, it probably won’t be salvageable.