I started this review on Super Bowl Sunday on my phone, but am glad it was really difficult to type on there. It’s also why I’ve found it difficult to write more reviews on here. I gave up and drank it another time. Which turned out better since I didn’t stick it in a thermos and take it with me.
I started my drinking of teas with greens. Salada to be exact. Then I quickly tried a loose Alvita green tea they don’t make anymore. Later on I started ordering from Adagio. Anyway, Matsuda’s sencha is an occasional green for me. I usually have it on hand but have it only on occasion. I drink black teas more often now, so greens are made on weekend more than anything.
This particular one is grown by a family in Japan and sold by Harney and Sons. The leaves are a bright green, which leads to pale green when brewed. It is easy to overbrew, and notes of spinach develop when done so. This drinking I made one infusion at 165 degrees for three minutes. When I’ve had a good amount of time, I often will brew this three times, starting with one minute and working to three.
When brewed well, there is a pleasing and not bitter vegetable taste to it.The website says nori, and that may be true. It’s one of my favorites, but also one I like to have on occasions I can slowly drink it. If any part of the process or drinking is in haste, I find it quite wasted.