Sen-Cha (Traditional Series)

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Dirt, Dry Grass, Wood, Grass
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180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 15 oz / 443 ml

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Sen-cha is an ubiquitous drink in Japan, and ranges from premium quality to every-day teas. Maeda-en’s Traditional Sen-cha is for those who want to drink quality green tea every day.
Our Traditional Sen-cha is made from late harvest teas, which has a robust flavor that is balanced at the same time.

Steep 1 tbsp of leaves in 12oz of hot water(165-190F) for 1 minute, then enjoy!

About Maeda-en View company

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

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133 tasting notes

This tea is noted as steering me to the other side of the tea world. Away from black tea bags from my early upbringing (of which was not the end of the world, it still was pleasant and exposed me to tea at an early age), to the wonderful experience of loose leaf.

For some reason, I love Sencha! Its hard for me to relate to the distaste that some have for the more grassy notes. That is one of the things that draws me to green teas in the first place!

Its nice sometimes to get away from the fermented, flavored and roasted teas. Back to the beginning and the basics, where one finds green tea with many of its fine qualities.

This tea does not disappoint! It may not be the highest grade in all of the know world, but it certainly isn’t the lowest either. Its a nice in between, everyday type of tea. It carries many of the beautiful qualities that you would expect to find while drinking a green tea. Smooth, certainly vegetal and will bite back if you forget about it and either steep it too long or use a higher water temperature. There is a definite clarity of mind and pure natural energy to give you the extra pep needed to finish the day.

There is no reason to overlook this fine green tea, if you are needing an economical cupboard filler for an everyday use! You won’t regret it.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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177 tasting notes

After such luxurious tea yesterday I went back to basics: BBC news and sencha. I made a second cup and threw in some lavender and spearmint for economical variety and I still crave lavender. Not bad, the crispness of the spearmint laced them together since this isn’t a very buttery sencha that loves lavender.

CMT 雲 山 茶

I prefer CBC news and Sencha. ;)

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81 tasting notes

Average all around tea, yet quite mute, bitter, astringent, and at times sour?Plenty of tea to go around yet there are many brands to choose from that has a far better quality.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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108 tasting notes

This is my daily sencha. I quite enjoy it, as it’s nice and sweet when brewed properly. I’m always suprised by how much the leaves expand in the pot.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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252 tasting notes

Affordable, a little too smoky for a sencha, had a musk to it. It just tasted off to me. It’s ok iced. I don’t think I would buy it again.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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13 tasting notes

bargain basement sencha that fully deserves its price. Awful cutting & rolling. Gross, twiggy smell. Very forgiving to brew, but always the same crude, dry, woody flavor. I’d really consider this more of a kukicha.

Flavors: Dirt, Dry Grass, Wood

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 15 OZ / 443 ML

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204 tasting notes

I thought I reviewed this tea but couldn’t find my tea tasting note. I had to try it after having Tealux’s Tenkaichi Sencha. This one is a good sencha. Very grassy, smooth. I have to agree with the reviews here. It’s a good economical everyday sencha. The one from Tealux is a better sencha with it’s nutty buttery notes but this one is still a good cup.

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C

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1697 tasting notes

A good anytime-sencha. Nothing special, but good flavour overall.

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75
46 tasting notes

Sometimes, unfussy bancha really does the trick. Lazy second and third infusions were great too!

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