This is a VERY strong vegetal smell and taste. The liquid is murky but the taste is actually quite good. It’s a semi-sweet grassy taste but isn’t bitter or that funky grass taste. I would agree with the production description from the company saying it’s ‘hardier’. This is a pleasant tasting green that I would have again!
Mecha is generated during the sifting process in the production of Sencha. It is made from coarse broken tea leaves and the first appearing baby tea buds which contain vital life-force energy. The brew is heartier than Sencha.
Harvest: First Flush 2009
Mecha infuses a strong cup which is full of flavor, both sweetness and bitterness.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 180F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 60 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec