This came as the tea for their Lucky Gold Tea. The color is a lime green which is surprising because of the matcha. This is a sweeter version of mecha. The matcha gives it a lovely, thick mouth feel. The one thing I can’t figure out though, is if this is just premium sencha dusted w/ matcha why are the steeping parameters different from those of premium sencha? I’ve also never seen a tea that is suggested to be steeped for a shorter time for the 2nd infusion so that’ll be interesting…
Sencha Extra Green (with Matcha)
Blending Sencha with Matcha is very popular in Japan. In some products the blending is done to mask the low quality of the Sencha. Our blend uses premium quality Sencha and Matcha resulting in a tea that is flavorful for both the first and second cup.
Origin: Sencha: Shizuoka/Matcha: Nishio
Harvest: First Flush 2010
You can enjoy two flavors. Matcha’s sweetness with the first cup and Sencha’s fresh flavor with the second cup.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 180F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steep: 60 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled ; Steep 15 sec