Japanese Sencha (organic)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Sencha
Flavors
Astringent, Bitter, Roasted, Umami, Vegetal, Grass
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec 10 oz / 289 ml

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Light and brisk

Japanese monks were writing about tea in the 9th century, but the world had to wait until 1740 for Sencha, when a tea merchant named Nagatani perfected a new process of steaming, rolling and heat-drying green tea. The result? An emerald-green tea that’s refreshing and smooth. No wonder it’s Japan’s most popular drink. (MK Kosher)

Ingredients: Fine organic steamed Japanese green tea from Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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78 Tasting Notes

77
4 tasting notes

Nice sencha, not seaweed-like at all. Vegetal tasting and the smell is almost nutty to me at times.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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100
25 tasting notes

I love green tea, and this tea made me love it even more. It’s warming and comforting, great on a cold cold morning. It even tastes great cold.

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81
254 tasting notes

The aroma is very soft and faint, bold and planty. Very nice to inhale, as it is not too sharp.

The flavor, though, is not soft, but a sharper planty taste, stronger than it’s aroma prepared me to expect. It is very refreshing, despite the sharper taste, is quite smooth.

Unfortunately, I had been spoiled by David’s Sencha Ashikubo, which is very delicious and less traditional. Despite, this is still a great traditional tea.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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75
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30 tasting notes

Meh. It wasn’t what I was expecting. It tasted like I brewed up some fresh grass clippings.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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82
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11/24
to be honest i’m not much of a connoisseur of straight teas. to me this just tastes like a really lovely green tea that i’m happy to add to the collection!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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78
307 tasting notes

When you’re in the mood for it, there is nothing like a cup of green tea. And apparently I am in the mood because this is delightful. Gentle, vegetal, refined, smooth….
Unfortunately, the resteep wasn’t as nice, and I find that unfortunate, but still it was a nice initial cuppa at least.

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81
6 tasting notes

A lovely green tea with an almost grassy flavor, which I I like – fresh, nice light color and clean on the palate. Can be steeped a couple of times. Tastes better when the water is a bit cooler and not over-steeped.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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58
31 tasting notes

This green tea is very good for you, and not too bad to drink, however I find it a little bit too bitter for me. I don’t like adding things to my teas most of the time and I’m not sure what it would taste like to add sugar.

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