Happy snow day to all affected! :) It’s really blowing out there, first decent storm in my area in the last three years… Hence… I’m sitting home and sipping on green tea.
It’s sencha time! I got this with my order yesterday and couldn’t wait to get my paws on it after today’s breakfast.
Dry leaves smell delicate, mild and vegetal.
I steeped it at 74C for about 3 minutes. To my horror I forgot to set the timer but it felt like about 3 minutes.
After steeping the aroma was mild, vegetal with hints of cooked spinach in butter. There was some other aroma I couldn’t put my finger on…
Taste wise very pleasant, full bodied with a welcome hint of astringency at the back of my tongue. My taste buds are getting their workout. Similar to the aroma, I’m tasting something besides the spinach, but what?
Second steep, 74C for 5 minutes. Still lots of flavor left but noticeably less than in first steep. Definitely prefer the first steep but won’t turn my nose on the second one.
Overall very delicious tea. I have to say I prefer sencha ashikubo taste wise but when you take into consideration the price and the taste together, this could definitely take a spot as my everyday tea. :)