95
drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
33 tasting notes

This is a very good, really smooth green tea. I steeped it for 3 minutes (recommended on the packet) and found that to be too long. I’m fairly sensitive to bitterness though. My second steeping for 90 seconds came out much better.

This has a wonderful fresh vegital aroma when dry with strong notes of grass and much lighter of spinach and smoke. The smokiness is there in the tea in the background. It doesn’t push to the front at all but does make itself known. Its definitely slightly sweet and grassy and very, very smooth. The after notes are exactly the same flavors as when drinking directly for a loooong finish.

If you’re looking for a medium flavored (as opposed to a delicate or strongly flavored) sencha that’s delightfully smooth, this is the one.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Science nerd by trade, I teach A&P at the college level and relax by having some tea and reading some good science fiction.

I really like green and white tea but don’t care for coffee or the black teas. Matcha is good (at least when I’m not making it) but I’m caffeine sensitive so I don’t have it a lot.

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