A very good quality sencha. Just opened the bag today, fresh grassy and sweet fragrance came out. Took out the leafs…really nice quality. Dark green plastic color, quite long leafs, no dust, clean work.
Followed the instructions from the supplier, steeped for 1 minute in 65C water. Feels like the right temp and time for this tea.
The beverage was very clean, had bright green color. Smelled kind of sweet. The taste was strong but very harmonic. It was a bit more fruity than other senchas. It left a nice long fruity aftertaste in my mouth. Was very satisfied i just wish they made it more grassy. On the other hand it doesn’t go like “boom” but is more like a very calm and wise old man :) It’s a good tea to drink it all day long.
The second time i steeped it for 45 sec., i know that almost every japanese tea gets stronger during the second steeping. Was a right decision. Even with the 45 sec. it was stronger than the first one.
Can take like 4 steeps..pretty standard. Next time i’ll give it some more leafs, let’s see if something pops up. Anyway, i think this is a very good sencha. I had better ones, but not for such a price (50g for 13EUR).
This Sencha comes from the japanese tea company Yamanoibuki located near the Ibuki yama (Ibuki mountain). A high quality Sencha, lightly steamed, nice long leafs, nice dark green color, no dust.
Grassy and sweet fragrance, tastes a bit fruity and grassy fresh. Has a long fruity aftertaste.