Sen-Cha: Premium (Tea Bags)

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “I received this tea as a sample with my 2010 Shin-Cha Select. This sencha is finely coated with a dusting of Matcha, which gives the brewed tea a slightly brighter color (as well as a slightly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Full disclosure: this tea was sent to me as a free sample by the vendor. However, there was no expectation that I would provide a review. Continuing to explore the Maeda-en tea bag line in...” Read full tasting note
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    the_skua 207 tasting notes

From Maeda-en

Maeda-en’s Premium Sen-cha Tea is made from fine quality Sen-cha leaves with a touch of Matcha powder, offering a perfect harmony of bitterness, sweetness and aroma. Our special nylon-mesh tea bag helps to bring out all the natural flavors of the tea.

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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I received this tea as a sample with my 2010 Shin-Cha Select.

This sencha is finely coated with a dusting of Matcha, which gives the brewed tea a slightly brighter color (as well as a slightly less translucent appearance).

The flavor is very fresh and vibrant and vegetative! The matcha gives a sweetness to the cup that I’m really liking. Just a hint of bitterness cuts through the sweet. Very pleasant cup indeed!

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165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Full disclosure: this tea was sent to me as a free sample by the vendor. However, there was no expectation that I would provide a review.

Continuing to explore the Maeda-en tea bag line in preparation for sampling the shin-cha this weekend, I moved onto the Premium Sen-cha. I turned up the heat a bit, seeking a little more thickness than the last brew.

I was surprised at how much dust came out of the nylon bag, but I think it was worth it, because I didn’t get that chalky paper taste from the nylon bag. This cup is sweet, clean and crisp, but lacks an overall depth of flavor and complexity. It’s bright, green, and heartily satisfying, but I want a little more from my sen-cha, some chewiness, some more chlorophyll, some more nuance. This is an improvement over the last bag, in my opinion, as it lacks the masking toasted character, the paper bag flaw, and improves in breadth of taste. However, it’s still rather light and simple. Glad to see, though, that it can take some heat without getting bitter.

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

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