Sencha Hosen

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Green Tea
Green Tea Leaves
Asparagus, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetal
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 9 g 6 oz / 186 ml

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An Asamushi sencha.

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Un thé de qualité et très abordable. Parfais pour ceux qui veulent s’initier à la saveur umani et au thé japonais

150 °F / 65 °C
Mathieu La Manna

Très vrai, pas onéreux donc accessible en plus d’être savoureux, une note
fruité s’en échappe lorsqu’on l’infuse!

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Sencha Hosen: by ippodo tea.

So I had this tea laying around for a few months. So I guess I never reviewed it lol. Here you go.


Ru Yao dragon teapot gongfucha.

Dry leaf: green, grass.

Wet leaf: sweet grass, freshly cut grass, sweet, veggies, seafood (?).

Light steep; I taste/smell: light —> asparagus, sweet grass, veggies,
Peaches (?), Medium -→ bitterness (somewhat pleasant), freshly cut grass.
(Forgot photo: it was nothing much. Almost a lime green. )

Medium steep; I taste/smell: light peaches (?). medium —→ asparagus, sweet grass, veggies, bitterness (meh) freshly cut grass.

(•groans•… Must I do a heavy steep? This tea is stale and not too fresh. I blame myself for forgetting about it. But review I must. At least the flecks around the teapot look pretty. )

Heavy steep; I taste/smell; light —→ peaches (?), asparagus, sweet grass, freshly cut grass. Medium to strong bitterness. (This steep did not turn out nearly as bad as I thought it would)

All in all a nice tea even though it’s kind of stale and not too fresh. (I still blame myself for not reviewing it sooner) ok flavours and aromas. Weird cha qi. I rate a 75. only because it was yummy when it was fresh. Otherwise, I would rate a 50.

I’m not sure if I ordered this or if it was a gift from Paola Mannaro.

Bonus photos:

Flavors: Asparagus, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetal

200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 6 OZ / 165 ML

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Ippodo tea indicates that Sencha should be steeped for 60 seconds at 176 F (80 C). Suggested ration of tea to water is 2 Tbsp (yes, Tbsp!) to 7 ounces (210ml) of water. To cool water to the proper temperature, Ippodo suggests transferring the water once by first pouring into a cup and then the tea pot. A second and third pot can also be brewed at 176 F (80 C) water with no steeping time.

I had a WONDERFUL cup of cold-brewed Hosen at the Ippodo shop in Kyoto. I think that this was the first time I understood the meaning of “umami” – it was unlike anything I’ve ever tasted. Any Japanese green tea can be cold-brewed by steeping 2 Tbsp in 7 ounces of chilled water for 15 minutes. A second and third pot can be prepared by brewing the second pot for 7 minutes and the third for 3 minutes.

170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 10 g 7 OZ / 207 ML

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Its aroma has most of the good things about a Sencha’s aroma. While its taste is powerful,. hinting at Umami flavors, but very plesant.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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