Sencha Ashikubo

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Butter, Ocean Breeze
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 4 g 11 oz / 312 ml

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  • “This is the last of the samples from the DAVIDs order I placed a few months ago. Don't tell me it's time to get more... Straight senchas are usually a bit too grassy and vegetal for me. This...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I haven't had this one in a while so it was a nice treat to steep it this morning. At first something went wrong... The tea brewed to a yellow color (it should brew green) and was much too bitter....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Oh, this is good. This is really good. I really cannot stress enough that I do not need more tea. But I have a problem. I always need to keep a comfortable amount of my favourites on hand and I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “David's favourite. It's no surprise that David steeps a pot of this beautiful Ashikubo green each morning. With soft notes of fruits and an almost buttery undertone, this is one of the most prized...” Read full tasting note
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A premium sencha
If you’re a lover of Japanese sencha, this rare export is a must. It comes from the stunning Ashikubo valley in Japan, and is dried the traditional way – using wood fires. As a result, it’s milder and less grassy than regular senchas. Admirers point to its characteristic fruitiness and to the hint of toast that comes from the firing process. Most say they can’t go a day without it.

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36 Tasting Notes

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152 tasting notes

Smells: vegetal, salty, and even sugary.
Taste: Very interesting-
I was skeptical a tea could taste “buttery” after reading some of the other reviews on this, but it does remind me a little bit of buttered shellfish (in a good way). I’m also getting a mild grassiness, and faint sweetness. I got this in a sample, and will have to buy some more and experiment with different temperatures and steep times. Overall I think this is a winner.

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Very smooth straight green tea. The grassy taste is present but not overwhelming at all. It has a nice toasted flavor and a very mild aftertaste. This is the best green tea I have tried so far.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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A very delicate green, with floral notes and hints of hay. While the grassiness has been reduced, its still clearly present. Very easy to oversteep, leading to some biterness – be careful. On the whole, while I do like it, I’m not as enamored as some. It’s a strong Japanese green, but not miraculous.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Had a cup of Sencha Ashibuko this evening.

The scent was wonderful. Musky. The “grassy” scent came through as well, but in a pleasant way.

I found the taste to be less appealing, however. I didn’t think I steeped it for too long, but it was already becoming a little bitter. I suppose an even shorter brewing time would be best. Although I finished the cup, I found myself becoming bored of it halfway through. Not a bad tea at all, but not one of my favourites to date.

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HHmmm…I guess I am the only one that doesn’t really love this tea. I steeped it according to instructions the first time. It was really grassy and too nutty. I could not stand it.

I tried it again, steeping it at 30s and it tasted a lot better. I’m still on the fence if I like it or not. We’ll see

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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