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This is the best sencha I have ever had. Delicious! Rich and almost savory, as others have mentioned. Vegetal, buttery, grassy, thick. No bitterness or even a hint of astringency. It doesn’t taste like vegetable soup, but it gives a similar effect.

I realize this tasting note is short…I will update soon, when I have time to drink it, savor it and record all of my impressions. But seriously, if you are thinking of buying this, you will not be disappointed. I think even those who aren’t big fans of Japanese greens would like this. It’s that good!

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160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Shinobi_cha

I agree, this is definitely one of my favorite senchas, as well.
If you haven’t ordered Den’s special Shincha teas that will be coming out within 1 month, I definitely recommend them – they carry Shincha Kunpu (light-steamed), and Shincha Houryoku (deep-steamed)… if possible, I think in the past the Houryoku was even better than this tea. :-)

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Shinobi_cha

I agree, this is definitely one of my favorite senchas, as well.
If you haven’t ordered Den’s special Shincha teas that will be coming out within 1 month, I definitely recommend them – they carry Shincha Kunpu (light-steamed), and Shincha Houryoku (deep-steamed)… if possible, I think in the past the Houryoku was even better than this tea. :-)

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I like strong, robust flavors. My current favorites include strong black teas (Keemuns, Yunnan teas and Assams, for example), flavored blacks such as Harney’s Paris, oolongs of any kind, and gyokuros. I like Rooibos and honeybush teas as well, and other herbal blends to help me relax in the evening.

I am willing to try just about anything, but I am not particularly fond of jasmine tea, very fruity or heavily flavored blends, anything with pineapple; and I know this is practically heresy, but I don’t like Darjeelings.

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