The dry leaf of this tea is gorgeous – dark forest and emerald green leaves with a glossy sheen to them. I’m constantly saddened that I’m not a huge fan of most green teas because, objectively speaking, they are some of the most pretty looking teas.
It’s been a long time since I last had this tea (two years in fact) so I wasn’t sure if it would still taste good – but I think time has been good for my taste preferences because the oceanic umami notes of the sencha were soft and delicate and this was really more of a refreshing cup of chilled water with hints of those green tea notes. The vanilla has faded considerably, but it’s still present and would likely be more so as a hot cuppa. This is just a nice delicate tea – I’m sure some would be sad about the flavour loss, but it suits me just fine.
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