This is one of my favorite senchas and that’s saying a lot. I got this in a generous sampler from Den’s Tea. Sadly it’s already gone. The tea is rich and brothy with a wonderful vegetal flavor that isn’t too dry or dusty. It’s sweet too with an almost brown sugar quality. Most senchas are nice but rarely are they robust enough to interest me. This one however really stands on its own without tasting like a salad. It’s like a cooked salad with something caramelized on top. Very nice.
Our best selling Sencha. This tea best represents our precise blending and meticulous manufacturing process. It is rated best when compared with other Senchas in the same price range.
Harvest: First Flush 2010
Well balanced flavor with a refreshing bitterness and natural sweetness. Also enjoyable is the aroma with its hint of the roasting process. This is a tea that you can drink all day, everyday without getting bored with it.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 180F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 60 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec