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drank Uji Sencha by Lupicia
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My morning cuppa. I raised the rating today by a few points. With a thermometer and a timer it is much easier to control the outcome of this tea and it isn’t as astringent now as I remember. It does seem fairly grassy, marine and a bit sweet with a hint of bitterness. Perhaps it has umami… see my previous notes. I love the vivid color of this! bright green with tiny little bubbles….

The second steep at 170 F was nice too… a bit sweeter and milder.

I still prefer the sencha chiran from Lupicia. :)

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

Have you tried their Sencha Nara? That’s my favorite, although I’ve never tried Uji.

TeaBrat

No, I haven’t had that yet… maybe I can get it at my local Lupicia store!

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CHAroma

Have you tried their Sencha Nara? That’s my favorite, although I’ve never tried Uji.

TeaBrat

No, I haven’t had that yet… maybe I can get it at my local Lupicia store!

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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