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drank Sencha "Chiran" by Lupicia
2167 tasting notes

I haven’t always been a big fan of sencha but when I saw this at the Lupicia store yesterday I got curious about it, since it supposedly has a lingering sweetness like sweet potato I figured it would not come with the astringency I normally associate with sencha.

I am pretty fond of this – it is very bright, smooth and vegetal. There is a definite sweetness here which reminds me not of sweet potato, but of corn or sweet peas. This is a very flavorful green tea! I was told by my salesperson yesterday if I like this I will like the gyokuru yame, but I decided to wait on that one for a while since it’s $32.00.

This was a bit of a mess for me to make in the office in an infuser mug since the leaves are so small and very absorbent, I might try a tea sac next time. I was able to get 3 infusions out of this before I gave up on it.

This was pretty enjoyable for me and I will definitely get some more. I’m not a sencha expert so your mileage may vary… ;-)

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 15 sec
ScottTeaMan

I usually get three solid steeps from a good quality Sencha. Amy, I have had a couple Japanese greens that had corn/hay characteristics. I think it was this tea, but I got the organic one (sold out I think). :

http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=TJ33&begin=0&parent=Teas%3EGreen%3EJapan&category=Green&sortMethod=0&categoryID=33

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ScottTeaMan

I usually get three solid steeps from a good quality Sencha. Amy, I have had a couple Japanese greens that had corn/hay characteristics. I think it was this tea, but I got the organic one (sold out I think). :

http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=TJ33&begin=0&parent=Teas%3EGreen%3EJapan&category=Green&sortMethod=0&categoryID=33

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