drank Sencha by Golden Moon Tea
185 tasting notes

Ho hum. I don’t know if I’m a green tea fan, really. Or maybe I’m just not an unflavored green tea fan.

I don’t quite feel fair giving this one a number (thought really, I’d probably put it in the mid-60s, and that’s higher than its average at the moment).

Mainly, my experience with green teas that aren’t flavored or uber sweetened is minimal. I like having… mint, vanilla, jasmine, something in there with the green tea, and that really seems to tie up the package nicely for me.

This? It’s very vegetal, with some sweetness to it. The smell is truly reminiscent of dinner vegetables, and I’d place the flavor somewhere near cabbage. But tasty cabbage. An earthy, mealy, wholesome kind of vegetable flavor. It’s not bad, it’s just not desirable, if that makes any sense whatsoever. Oh man, but don’t let it get cold. Blech.

And it could very easily be that I’ve been ruined by my love of genmaicha. I taste this, and I feel myself thinking “Hey, you know what would spruce this up some? Toasted Rice!”.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Michelle

I really don’t like senchas all that much. Far too seaweed-y for me. But I do love other greens!

Missy

I can see the seaweed-y connection. I thought it was much like over cooked vegetables.

Bonnie

Understand, but when I had some gyokuro with ice cubes melting on it the other day I was blown away by the intense flavor! Scrumptious!

Missy

That may some thing to try with this one. After all it sounds like a very easy way to brew. :D

Azzrian

Bonnie I STILL have not done that – I NEED to …. been a wacky weekend.

Bonnie

I know. Me too. I’m wacky all the time though.

Azzrian

lol ditto here

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Michelle

I really don’t like senchas all that much. Far too seaweed-y for me. But I do love other greens!

Missy

I can see the seaweed-y connection. I thought it was much like over cooked vegetables.

Bonnie

Understand, but when I had some gyokuro with ice cubes melting on it the other day I was blown away by the intense flavor! Scrumptious!

Missy

That may some thing to try with this one. After all it sounds like a very easy way to brew. :D

Azzrian

Bonnie I STILL have not done that – I NEED to …. been a wacky weekend.

Bonnie

I know. Me too. I’m wacky all the time though.

Azzrian

lol ditto here

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My fiancé and I are beginning to enjoy tea infusion, and it’s slowly becoming an interesting hobby that the two of us can share. Maybe not slowly… it’s somewhat amazing how much tea you can buy when everything looks shiny and new.

Tea Rating system:

90 – 100: This is a tea I will always have on hand at work, and at home. I will leave it on altars as offerings of perfection.

80 – 89: This, or one of it’s close cousins, will likely be in my cabinet at home. When this tea runs out, I will buy more. I’ll always wonder if there is something better, but be too afraid to look to stray from home to find it.

70 – 79: Definitely good, but not a clear winner. I enjoy it, I’ll finish it, but I probably won’t buy it again until I’ve exhausted all other versions of this product from any reputable retailer. Though, it may enjoy a resurrection for custom blending.

60 – 69: This tea is okay, but definitely not something I’m going to brew again. I’m going to give what I have left away.

30 – 59: I didn’t finish drinking this tea. I actually poured it out, and went for something else. I’ll still give this tea away, but I’ll do it with a warning and a plead for forgiveness.

0 – 29: This tea is riding securely towards an iceberg at the helm of the failboat. I’ve taken this out of my tea tin, and laid it on a napkin as potpurri. I do not consider it fit for human consumption.

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