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drank Apple Sencha by Den's Tea
260 tasting notes

Lena sent me a bit of this tea, and I was in the mood for something fruity tonight so…ta da! Now give me a cookie. [Just kidding. Maybe. Do you have cookies?]

She had written down a 30 second steep time, was counting it in my head and I got a little distracted [not surprising] so it was probably closer to 45. Not that I’m sure that would have made a huge difference. It didn’t come out bitter or anything, thankfully.

The liquid smells distinctly of apple. To me it’s clearly apple of more of the granny-smith, green variety, but also…baked. Something about it makes me think of apple baked into a pie without the additional seasoning.

At first, the taste was very much like every green apple candy I’ve had without about 95% of the sweetness. As it cooled down, however, it began to fill out. I can’t place exactly what it was that happened, but I think that I got a little bit more of that sour taste [in a good way] and the sweetness balanced out really nicely with it. By the time I reached the bottom of my cup I was pretty satisfied.

I hardly got any sencha taste, though it could very well be that it just mingled very well with the apple taste. In looking at the leaves, I hadn’t been expecting a really bold, robust sencha taste [they’re a bit dark and a little twiggy] so I think that this is a case of the quality matching up pretty well with the flavor profile.

I didn’t give this another steep because it was pretty light to begin with, though in the future when I have a little more time I might give it a go just to play around. I definitely enjoyed this, but as we almost always have apples around here I usually just eat one when I’m craving one. So, I don’t think that this is going to be something I’ll order.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Ricky

Nope, no Sencha taste. It’s just like drinking Apple juice tea. I like it though =), it’s refreshing.

Carolyn

You can actually resteep it nearly forever without losing the taste.

LENA

hey, 30 seconds is what Den’s recommended! just keeping it real. :)

takgoti

@Carolyn Good to know! I’ll keep going next time.

@LENA HAHAHA, I didn’t mean to sound like I was doubting you! I should be used to the quick steep times with the Japanese teas but I still must “WAT?” sometimes.

LENA

just messing with ya. i always do a double take when the steeping time is in seconds.

takgoti

Hehe. Thanks for sending it to me though! I enjoyed it – and now I have a much better idea of what to expect when looking at Den’s flavored sencha. It might result in an order of a different flavor.

Carolyn

My favorite is the pineapple sencha. It tastes like buttered pineapple to me.

Ricky

I have a feeling Den’s flavored Sencha are all like that. I’m tempted to get that pineapple one =D

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Ricky

Nope, no Sencha taste. It’s just like drinking Apple juice tea. I like it though =), it’s refreshing.

Carolyn

You can actually resteep it nearly forever without losing the taste.

LENA

hey, 30 seconds is what Den’s recommended! just keeping it real. :)

takgoti

@Carolyn Good to know! I’ll keep going next time.

@LENA HAHAHA, I didn’t mean to sound like I was doubting you! I should be used to the quick steep times with the Japanese teas but I still must “WAT?” sometimes.

LENA

just messing with ya. i always do a double take when the steeping time is in seconds.

takgoti

Hehe. Thanks for sending it to me though! I enjoyed it – and now I have a much better idea of what to expect when looking at Den’s flavored sencha. It might result in an order of a different flavor.

Carolyn

My favorite is the pineapple sencha. It tastes like buttered pineapple to me.

Ricky

I have a feeling Den’s flavored Sencha are all like that. I’m tempted to get that pineapple one =D

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