The roast on this one is quite apparent, yet doesn’t interfere with the teas character all that much. Comes off as a rather mild and nice sencha with too little leaf. Increasing the leaf really makes this tea dominate, though. Pleasant enough.
“*squee* This is my sort of green tea! Gahhhh!! The smell is so juicily vegetal like Treasuregreen's Emerald (Silver). I nearly died when I smelled the wet leaf post-infusion, because I definitely...” Read full tasting note
“I've decided this is my favorite Japanese green, and I'm upping the rating to 100 because I think it's perfect. I like it even better than the Shinchas I ordered from Den's this spring (as good as...” Read full tasting note
“This has aged a bit, but was still quite tasty. Yum. I couldn't really pick out any specific notes, but it was buttery and vegetal with a nice side of saltiness. One more cuppa left! maybe two. ” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown, 182. Thanks to *Ellen* for this sample! Today I learned when it comes to Japanese green tea, follow the f#%king directions. This time I followed Den's directions exactly. And this tea...” Read full tasting note
It is our best quality Fukamushi-Sencha and is also unique in that it is from a special species, Yutakamidori. Den’s favorite Fukamushi-Sencha.
Origin: Yame, Fukuoka
Harvest: First Flush 2009
A robust chestnut-like flavor and vibrant green color. Mild but full-bodied.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 160F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 level teaspoon
Steep: 45 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; Steep 15 sec
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This is my second steep, and it’s ok. I am really bummed that I screwed up the second steep. Yesterday I made a cup and left it to steep for about a minute or two… 30 minutes later, I gasped and realized that i was making tea… needless to say, I dumped that cup. This morning’s second steep is only so-so. This was the last of my sample, so now it’s either pay up (this stuff ain’t cheap), or settle for a slightly less decadent sencha. It’ll probably be the latter.