Walnut Layer Cake Sencha
Type: Flavoured Green Sencha: a green Sencha blended with shelled walnut pieces and maple candy.
For tasting, 2.8 grams of tea was steeped in 140ml water at 80⁰C in a half size tasting mug for five minutes.
Dry appearance: green needles of a recognisable green Sencha with large pieces of walnut and a liberal helping of maple candy. Aroma is muted nut and maple syrup.
Infusion – aroma: maple and nut dominates the aroma profile
Liquor – visual: a cloudy yellow green liquor
Liquor – taste: a substantial drink – balanced sweet and astringent mix of maple and nut and green catechins. Smooth on the tongue and a honeyed maple syrup finish.
Summary: once perhaps it would have been unthinkable to blend the noble Sencha with cake flavours – well “Nuts” to that – this patisserie blend works extremely well.