drank Sencha by Harney & Sons
174 tasting notes

Went to class and stopped by one of the dinning areas that sells Harney and Sons sachets and picked up this. After having a terrible tasting Chinese green this morning and a mild gyokuro later in the morning I decided I wanted this as I wanted the smooth but bolder taste of Japanese green tea. This really hits the spot and fulfills the craving I was having for Japanese green tea. Makes me mostly forget about this morning with not so great teas.

Jaime noted earlier in the reviews that it’s like fresh cut grass that’s still wet with dew and that is what I’m smelling of the dry leaves. The wet leaves smell like buttered greens. The brew is a nice bright clear green color and smells very buttery. The taste is wonderful. Buttery, grassy and sweet with notes of seaweed. It has a rich flavor, this is exactly what I wanted.

Not too long ago I found this tea to be too vegetal and a bit bitter for my tastes. Now I brewed it at a lower temp for shorter time and I now wish to added this to my cupboard, it’s so much better than that gyokuro I had this morning. Next time I order from Harney this is going on the list.

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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