Sencha "Chiran"

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Green Tea
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 5 g 14 oz / 420 ml

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  • “Tea of the morning here! My Boyfriend is trying to transition off of coffee to green tea because of stress issues so I thought we would try this one to start with. As far as senchas are concerned...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2637 tasting notes
  • “This tea made me happy today! I think this is the last of my Lupicia tea bag samples. I was hoping it wasn’t flavored, and it wasn’t! This is a nice, smooth sencha. I saw the spiky...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I probably wouldn’t connect the aroma to sweet potatoes if they hadn’t said so. To me, it just smells like authentic green tea. I’m actually on the verge of dislike. (I generally...” Read full tasting note
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    CHAroma 559 tasting notes
  • “This is not my usual sencha from Lupicia (I prefer their Yame blend), but it came as part of the “happy bag” (福袋) I purchased during the New Year 2014 promotion. This must be a...” Read full tasting note
    mbrictson 10 tasting notes

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Smooth green tea with a sweet aroma similar to sweet potatoes.

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18 Tasting Notes

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2637 tasting notes

Tea of the morning here! My Boyfriend is trying to transition off of coffee to green tea because of stress issues so I thought we would try this one to start with. As far as senchas are concerned it is slightly sweeter than some I have tried but it definitely has a seaweed-y type of flavor. I liked it and so did he. I sent him home with some sencha teabags. I might make this a green tea day myself.

In other news, I went to the doctor yesterday and he has signed me off of work for an additional two months…. :-/

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Cheri

Two more months is a long time, but obviously you need it. :( I’m glad the tea went over well with the BF.

TeaBrat

Thank, my most immediate concern is just money. I need to put myself on a budget! Luckily I have enough tea to last for at least 6 months I would guess. ;-)

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This tea made me happy today! I think this is the last of my Lupicia tea bag samples. I was hoping it wasn’t flavored, and it wasn’t! This is a nice, smooth sencha. I saw the spiky dark green leaves and I was happy! The scent was like nori and fresh and light. The brew was a nice yellow-green. The taste was mellow and refreshing. There was no astringency at all, and it went down smooth! Delicious! This is a nice sencha that has a sweet aftertaste. It is fresh and green.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I probably wouldn’t connect the aroma to sweet potatoes if they hadn’t said so.
To me, it just smells like authentic green tea.

I’m actually on the verge of dislike. (I generally dislike senchas though. I’ve only recently started enjoying them). I can drink this one cup, but I wouldn’t drink it all the time.

But if you’re an avid sencha lover, you’d probably love this tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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This is not my usual sencha from Lupicia (I prefer their Yame blend), but it came as part of the “happy bag” (福袋) I purchased during the New Year 2014 promotion.

This must be a deep-steemed sencha, judging by the texture of the dry leaves. There are some needles here and there, but most of the leaves are pulverized. The aroma is still fresh, grassy, and sweet. Not bad for a tea purchased in January!

Lupicia’s packaging mentions hints of “sweet potato”. I didn’t pick that up in the dry leaves: to me they have that same sweetness I associate with Kyushu sencha in general. Upon steeping though, I think I get it. There is a nice savory aroma that also comes through in the taste. With practice, maybe I could pinpoint sweet potato. In any case, the taste is good.

The brew was cloudy with a lot of tea particles that settle to the bottom of the cup. Some nice umami was hiding in those dregs! A good, rich fuka-mushi sencha with a classic flavor.

5g leaves, 5oz water @ 160°F, 45 seconds.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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Maybe I’m just not as good at tasting the subtle difference between senchas as I ought to be, but this basically tastes like Kanaya overall. It smells sweeter, though, and less like nori, which isn’t bad! at all! They’re just delicious in different ways.

There’s something interesting going on at the back of the mouth, though, that Kanaya didn’t have. They both have the astringent kick (I guess this is just a sencha thing, all you Japanese tea aficionados can laugh at me now), but this is sharper. I think it’s just a fuller flavor without being overpowering.

I’m going to have to try more types of sencha to see if I can learn to separate their flavors better. This is another tasty one, though! Too bad my only sample is gone now.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 45 sec

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Last one of the Lupicia samples I got from my last visit back home. This one is a vivid green sencha that brews out to be a nice golden-green color, and is quite cloudy in the cup. As for the aroma and flavor, it’s definitely sweet potato. There’s something a little crisper, almost snow-pea-like on the finish. I didn’t read the description before drinking, and was amused to see that sweet potato was indeed in the official description, but elusive for many reviewers. Each tea is a different experience for everyone who tries it! This is one of the least grassy sencha I’ve tried, and not very intense—some of the others are like a kick in the head, but this is truly mellow and mild. An enjoyable and nourishing-feeling cup that I would be happy to try again.

Mike

I love senchas so much…this one sounds very different!

Mikumofu

I’m still learning but so far I’ve been amazed at the variation!

Mike

I’ve only had a few of them, but I like the grassiness. As far as green teas go, Japanese teas are definitely on the top of my list! :)

TeaBrat

this is one of my favorite senchas. I love the sweetness it has.

Mikumofu

TeaBrat- have you tried their Sencha Ariake? I have heard it’s similar to this one and am curious.

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My mother’s morning pick from the book and the tea I sipped on while finally packing up some tea to send out to people. This time of year has really gotten the best of me and it seems I am behind on so many things so it feels good to finally take care of the swaps that people are waiting for. I really do apologize and hope the tea finds its way to you all quickly!

As for the tea, once again I am getting grass and hay. Lupicia claims it should taste like sweet potatoes and if I concentrate hard enough I suppose I can see that but honestly I think that is just power of suggestion as opposed to a true reflection on the tea.

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This is a very mild sencha. A light grassy aroma, no bitterness, with a sweet finish. I can’t say it is special but this calming tea is good for a quiet Saturday morning. :)

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I didn’t find this sencha to be that memorable really. I didn’t get the hint of sweet potatoes it mentioned and I felt that the sencha was actually quite mild. When I open up a satchet of Sencha, I want to be engulfed in the vegetal scent of rich, grass-green sencha. I didn’t get that with this Lupicia tea. I got a weak flavored tea that wasn’t as full-bodied as I would have liked.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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