Makinohara Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Astringent, Grass, Sweet, warm grass
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Edit tea info Last updated by Ryan MacMichael
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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  • “Vegetal Central. . . loving this Sencha and for some reason Sencha always makes me crave apples. . is it just me? Under steeped this tea, as I do with most Sencha's (personal preference) but...” Read full tasting note
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    EvaPeva 14 tasting notes
  • “man, I love this. Crappy, tiny rollings make a mess after infusion. Deliciously sweet grass on the nose. Deep green liquor. Taste is assertively vegetal with a warmly astringent finish. Not at all...” Read full tasting note
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    Laethaka 13 tasting notes
  • “As a guilo trying to figure out how to plug into world tea culture, Ito En is a great place to start. As Ryan notes, their NYC store is off the hook. Makinohara Sencha is a great baseline to...” Read full tasting note
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    landsquid 3 tasting notes
  • “As I venture into more and more Japanese greens, I'm really starting to enjoy the vegetal taste of senchas like this one. I bought this at the Ito En store in New York (aka Tea Nerd Heaven)...” Read full tasting note
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    laze 64 tasting notes

From Ito En

Intensive steaming of the first flush (the early spring harvest) of the Makinohara tea plants produces a sencha of exceptional quality. The liquor is a sparkling translucent green, with an assertive vegetal flavor and fresh aroma.

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4 Tasting Notes

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14 tasting notes

Vegetal Central. . . loving this Sencha and for some reason Sencha always makes me crave apples. . is it just me?

Under steeped this tea, as I do with most Sencha’s (personal preference) but maybe I should have left it a bit longer. . . the New Year is coming up folks!! Gotta get ready to party…any suggestion for some pre-gaming tea for tomorrow (some tea nerd better suggest one).

Until then………thank you Ito-En for a good start to my day.

TeaEqualsBliss

I haven’t tried it yet but that Strawberry Champagne one I have seen floating around here sounds RIGHT for the OCCASION

Micah

Ha! Pre-gaming tea…. The image that comes to mind is sitting on the couch at home with the family covertly slipping splashes of peach schnapps into my tea while my mother goes all out with the noise makers.

Anywho! I think I only have enough sencha left for two, maybe three, more cups and Ito En always struck me as a good company. I might have to order some of this.

EvaPeva

ha….the peach would be perfect! Also…maybe I should have some of that Tea Vodka they have out now. . .or a Long Island Iced Tea (HA!). . . Ito En is nothing but a good investment, they really have amazing Japanese Tea ..and the best RTD (ready to drink) stuff out there.

Cheers to the New Year Micah and Bliss !!

Micah

Aw thanks! You too. I might just a LITTLE jealous that you’re in NYC and I’m in Great Falls, MT… but! That just means you’ll have to have a little extra fun.

I heard about that tea vodka too. Pretty intriguing. I’ll have to check out where to get some.

EvaPeva

yeah, had it once at some tasting. . . but I have a friend that is absolutely in love with it, this is the one that I tried: http://www.zenliqueur.com/

But if you’re under 21 you can’t get in the site (you’ll get that joke once you click the link, LOL)

and don’t get too jealous!! It’s insane here on NYE. Luckily I live in Queens. . and will be spending it there, so no mayhem for me!

TeaEqualsBliss

CHEERS back!

TeaCast

Hahah pregaming tea, that’s hilarious! Ohhhh I’d go with something memorable, like a Pu-Erh or something of the like, but that’s just me :)

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13 tasting notes

man, I love this. Crappy, tiny rollings make a mess after infusion. Deliciously sweet grass on the nose. Deep green liquor. Taste is assertively vegetal with a warmly astringent finish. Not at all delicate or pretty, but gets the job done and creams almost anything else in the price range.

Flavors: Astringent, Grass, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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As a guilo trying to figure out how to plug into world tea culture, Ito En is a great place to start. As Ryan notes, their NYC store is off the hook. Makinohara Sencha is a great baseline to acculturating this Texan’s taste buds to the finer things in life. I have no doubt there are better teas out there, but as the first step in a lifelong journey, this is a good place to start.

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As I venture into more and more Japanese greens, I’m really starting to enjoy the vegetal taste of senchas like this one. I bought this at the Ito En store in New York (aka Tea Nerd Heaven) because it was a relatively low-cost sencha at $3/oz. It’s light and very refreshing and brews to a gorgeous green color.

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