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drank Tencha Chiyo no Sakae by Samovar
911 tasting notes

Semi-Unrelated Tea Log Apology: I think this log should be turned into a drinking game. Everyone take a shot (of tea perhaps?) each time I type ‘fukamushi’. Sigh. Sorry. I just can’t help it. It’s my favorite style of sencha so everything gets compared to it.

This looks like a mix of fukamushi sencha and nori furikake. It’s kind of fun – little silty bits and little flaky bits. I am unsure how to brew this so I’m doing it a bit like gyokuro but a little shorter steep time since the pieces are smaller.

Tossed in a preheated pot, the leaves smell awesome. So thick and rich. Really delightful. I love the smell of green tea in a preheated pot. If you’ve never smelled it before, give it a shot. It’s awesome. Anyway, as I pour the tea into my cup, little flecks escape through my filter and flurry around inside my teacup. It looks like a green tea snowglobe which I find kind of charming. I like this tea so far. It’s cute.

Mmm, tastewise this is like a mix of different sencha styles. It’s got the smoothness and utter lack of astringency of a fukamushi sencha. But there is a nori-like endnote that makes me think of something less steamed. I think, if steeped too long, this endnote could develop into an unpleasantly pungent bitterness, but as it is, it just gives a nice counterpoint to the fresh feeling I’m getting from this tea.

I’m actually liking this one. I tend to go for the sweet fukamushi senchas so this isn’t my typical Japanese green, but the lack of astringency makes it very friendly for me. Sort of like the fukamushi lover’s asamushi or something. I think next time I’m going to treat it like a fukamushi and see how it goes. So far I could see having some of this on hand to break up the potential monotony of a tea pantry that usually ends up all sweet fukamushi.
2.5g/5oz

Anyone drunk (or over-caffeinated) yet?

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 1 min, 45 sec
Atacdad

hey, how do we flag posts for bad language…;-) just like the Phuket Wonder at my local Tai shop.

Auggy

Ha! I think Phuket Wonder is much worse (though also more hilarious – oddly enough, I picture a chicken on the label… is there a chicken on the label?)

__Morgana__

ROF,L - chicken - hahahahaha

Atacdad

its actually a dish composed of sauted green beans. Its pronounced foo-ket…and no, not with a cockney accent lolz

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Atacdad

hey, how do we flag posts for bad language…;-) just like the Phuket Wonder at my local Tai shop.

Auggy

Ha! I think Phuket Wonder is much worse (though also more hilarious – oddly enough, I picture a chicken on the label… is there a chicken on the label?)

__Morgana__

ROF,L - chicken - hahahahaha

Atacdad

its actually a dish composed of sauted green beans. Its pronounced foo-ket…and no, not with a cockney accent lolz

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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