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Sencha "Imari"

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From Lupicia

Summer-picked Tamaryokucha by Suenaga-san who lives deep in the Imari mountain. Kabuse-cha produced under cover to block the sunlight, has deep green tea leaves producing a refreshing sweet fragrance.

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I don’t really know the differences between the types of sencha. I know of them and I’ve had ones from the different types. But I can’t look at a tea and go “Oh, because of the leaf shape and color and size in addition to the color and clarity of the liquid, I can tell this sencha is…” Yeah. Can’t do that. Pretty much all I know is that deeper steamed senchas have smaller pieces and thus clog my filter more easily and that I typically like those senchas because they are sweeter.

I do know that this is my least favorite of the three Lupicia teas I have in my pantry. However this is the one that I’ve managed to go through first. How did that happen?

There’s a tarter taste on the front end of this and the body isn’t as thick, sweet and fuzzy as I tend to like in senchas. Also, there is a tiny bit of astringency towards the end of this but not so much that it feels bitter or drying. But it’s there. And I’m kind of a wuss when it comes to things like that.

But it still smells so rich and buttery when I toss the leaves into a preheated pot and that makes me very happy. So very happy. Seriously worth it just for that.

I think I’m going to have to do some exploring of the different types of senchas this upcoming year, learn more about ID’ing sencha types. Can I make that a new year’s resolution?

175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

Unless it clearly tells me in the title or discription of the tea, I can’t tell between the different ones either.


Neither can I! Must learn to understand Japanese tea!


Somebody needs to teach a class on this. I would take it. You could come take it with me.

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I’m not a big fan of Tamaryokucha in general. Carried though with this tea.

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