This is the mellowest Sencha I have ever tried. It’s not grassy whatsoever! It’s incredibly clean, mellow, calming, and somewhat reminiscent of pistachios. Not bad!
“This is the mellowest Sencha I have ever tried. It’s not grassy whatsoever! It’s incredibly clean, mellow, calming, and somewhat reminiscent of pistachios. Not bad!” Read full tasting note
“Dry, the leaves smell buttery and grassy. Brewed, the tea smells grassy – like a typical sencha. Taste wise, this tea was very light, mellow, and, well, weak. I have tried a minimum of 6...” Read full tasting note
“1 tbsp for 375 ml Floral. Sweet note- reminds me of chamomile sweetness. Hint of seaweed note in background.” Read full tasting note
“Loose Appearance: olive grey green sencha lead Aroma when Dry: grassy, smooth, sweet (eastern) light, hint of floral After water is first poured: creamy, buttery, vegital, sweet At end of first...” Read full tasting note
Get a taste of the most popular Japanese tea. This particular batch has very delicate flavor and it’s made with first flush, small and fragrant leaves. Grassy notes are less pronounced than with other Senchas and this one withstands too hot water better than the others. In other words it’s hard to spoil it and make it bitter. Wonderfully balanced brew, great Japanese classic that has nothing to do with Chinese counterfeit. Clear and bright Sencha with no hay astringent notes.
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Dry, the leaves smell buttery and grassy.
Brewed, the tea smells grassy – like a typical sencha. Taste wise, this tea was very light, mellow, and, well, weak. I have tried a minimum of 6 different methods of preparing this and still end up with a very similar cup.
Appearance: olive grey green sencha lead
Aroma when Dry: grassy, smooth, sweet (eastern) light, hint of floral
After water is first poured: creamy, buttery, vegital, sweet
At end of first steep: creamy, vegital, sweet
At end of first steep: clear
Staple? Type yes
Preferred time of day: any
At first ?: smooth, velvety, mineral notes, light vegital
As it cools?: notes flatten, get juicy vegital, soupy
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? Hints of buttery vegital notes
Ok so i received this tea today thanks to Infussion for the free sample. I was intrigued by this tea since they said not to buy the china Sencha lol I thought oh ok i will Try this then, there is Defiantly no grassy Notes to this tea, its so Soft on the tongue its just pleasant, normal Tea no Frills this is one i want to keep in my cupboard for the days i want just a nice tea :) My only thing is i wish they gave you how much and how long I should steep it for!
The second sample i received from Infussion was this Sencha. Its a 30gram sample, so they where very kind!
The dry leaf look identical to the sencha i received from jing a while ago. Maybe the leaf’s are a bit smaller but for me it looks very mutch the same! Thats a good thing because the sensha from jing was very tasty!
Now i used one teaspoon of sencha leafs and 70°c water, used a bit less leaf then i did before with my other sencha. Because that one was to strong at first. So after it steeped for 3min i’m tasting a very well balanced tea. The quality is equal to the one i mentioned above! I’m surprised that its that good off a sample.
Color looks bright green and it taste sharp and fresh, i’m liking this tea!
Tnx for the chance u gave me to try it out, will order this one in the future!
going to brew a second and third cup later today aswel, will update this note or make a quick new one to post the results!
I drink so much flavored tea that sometimes I forget just how good a cup of the basic stuff can be! This is definitely a good sencha. The dry leaf has a perfect grassy scent, but the brewed tea doesn’t taste very grassy at all. It’s very clear and bright, maybe a hint of leaf and pistachio somewhere in there. The mouthfeel is so smooth and pleasant, it’s easy to drink a cup without even realizing it! I will definitely be enjoying more of this, especially whenever I make Japanese food.
Sadly, I think I waited too long for this tea. I may have overleafed slightly, but time and temp were bang on, and it’s just not great. There is a bit of a nice sweetness in the aftertaste, but the aroma is kind of weird and grassy, and the flavour is tannic and sharp. Familiar, but I can’t figure out what to liken it to. So basically, what I want to do here is quickly gulp a bit and then sit, savouring the aftertaste, because it’s growing on me.
Anyhow, not rating this since it was a multi-year-old plastic-bagged sample. I’m also not sure who it was from (Raritea??), but thank you! I wish I’d tried it sooner so I’d know how it really tastes.