Sencha is one of my favorites! Thank you Laurent for this sample :)
This Sencha Yame is particularly spinachy. Sweet and bright and GREEN with a light smokey/grainy undertone. I love it!
“Sencha is one of my favorites! Thank you Laurent for this sample :) This Sencha Yame is particularly spinachy. Sweet and bright and GREEN with a light smokey/grainy undertone. I love it! ” Read full tasting note
“This is a pretty good sencha. I quite like sencha and I find it hard to find a good one. This one is not as buttery as I would like. But it is smooth. There is definitely a bit more spinachy,...” Read full tasting note
(From the Yame tea gardens, Japan, de la region japonaise de Yamé)
This Japanese green tea, needle-like in shape, represents 80% of Japan’s tea production. The greatest Sencha teas are picked in the Yame region in the south of Japan. The leaves have been steamed, producing a bright green colour. Its pale yellow infusion gives a fresh taste with slight accents of the sea
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This is a pretty good sencha. I quite like sencha and I find it hard to find a good one. This one is not as buttery as I would like. But it is smooth. There is definitely a bit more spinachy, slightly woody flavour to this sencha, but it is still good.
I had brewed this one up hot and then put it in the fridge after to make it “iced” for a recipe. Iced it is ok. I have never been a huge fan of iced greens. It is just slightly bitter as iced. But it still maintains that nice sencha flavour.
Ok to the recipe. I found the best recipe for home made Bubble Tea. YES!!!!!
So here is the recipe for 4-6 servings:
1/2cup tapioca pearls
2 TBSP honey
1/3 cup Marscapone
1 1/2 cup green or black tea, iced
2 cups juice
1 cup milk.
You are supposed to cook the tapioca as per the package. Whisk honey and marscapone together, and slowly add tea, milk, and juice. Add tapioca and serve over ice.
Well of course I could not find tapioca pearls anywhere. The only thing I could find was the tapioca that is mixed up with starch so it makes the pudding or is used as a thickener. So my bubble tea had no bubbles, but that is ok. I also used this green tea and I used strawberry-kiwi juice. I served it with fresh farmers market strawberries.
It is so good. The liquor actually has minimal colour, which I think is good. Kind of goes to show how the mass produced type bubble teas have some sort of ridiculous dye in them. It is smooth and milky. The green tea is very light underneath the milky flavour. I think next time I would use a bit more green tea. The juice adds a very light fruity flavour, mostly strawberry. The marscapone makes it thick and luxurious and the honey adds just a bit of natural tasting sweetness.
I think next time I would like to try this with a fruit flavoured tea and omit the juice part.
Enjoying the day :)