Sencha of the Forest Glow

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Seaweed, Spinach, Umami, Vegetables, Floral, Grain, Nectar, Nuts, Sakura, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal, Bitter
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 207 ml

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  • “My first tea of 2021 and the second Obubu tea from Cameron’s sample stash. The smell of this tea is amazing. An intense aroma of fresh seaweed and tender steamed veggies greeted me upon opening the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Sipdown! (37) Technically I have another package of this tea, but it still counts because I said so! ;) This is a lovely sencha. I was getting a lot of sakura notes this time around, which was so...” Read full tasting note
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From Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Sencha of the Forest Glow is a high-grade spring tea with glossy dark tea needles. Gifted with some delightful umami taste it has a pleasant fragrance of orange and cinnamon. Naturally sweet and smooth it is a truly wonderful tea.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Rounded
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Sayama Kaori
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried

About Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms View company

It started with a single cup of tea. As the legend goes, our president Akihiro Kita, or Akky-san, visited Wazuka, Kyoto one fateful day. At the time, Akky-san was still a college student in search for life's calling. After trying the region's famous Ujicha (literally meaning tea from the Uji district), he immediately fell in love and his passion for green tea was born. He had finally found what he was looking for in that one simple cup of tea. After fifteen years of learning to master the art of growing tea from tea farmers in Wazuka, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms was born and as they say, the rest is history. So what's an Obubu? Obubu is the Kyoto slang for tea. Here in the international department we call ourselves Obubu Tea. That's "Tea Tea" for the bilinguals. We love tea so much, we just had to have it twice in our name. Now Obubu means more than just tea to us. It means, family, friends, passion and the place we call home. More than just tea. Though the roots of Obubu stem from tea, it has become more than that over the years. Obubu is an agricultural social venture, operating with three (1) bring quality Japanese tea to the world (2) contribute to the local and global community through tea (3) revitalize interest in tea and agriculture through education.

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My first tea of 2021 and the second Obubu tea from Cameron’s sample stash.

The smell of this tea is amazing. An intense aroma of fresh seaweed and tender steamed veggies greeted me upon opening the pouch. Like the other Obubu tea I tried, the leaves are pristine. Long, handsome dark green needles reminiscent of a Chinese green. Wet leaf smells like steamed spinach.

The first infusion tasted sweet and grassy, like a summer meadow. Gentle umami and supple mouthfeel. Second steep is brothy with a nice umami finish. Third steep produced vegetal and umami notes rounded out by an ever so slight but enjoyable astringency. An all around great quality, satisfying asamushi Sencha and a good start to the new year.

Instagram Photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJg0u92AKSr/

Flavors: Seaweed, Spinach, Umami, Vegetables

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 8 OZ / 240 ML
Cameron B.

So glad you enjoyed it! And yes, their leaves are always so beautiful. :3

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Sipdown! (37)

Technically I have another package of this tea, but it still counts because I said so! ;)

This is a lovely sencha. I was getting a lot of sakura notes this time around, which was so relaxing… Ahh…

A nice combination of mellow vegetal spinach, floral, and light umami notes. My second steep got a little bitter, I was using a new (and cute!) little jade-colored teapot and I must not have drained it enough after the first steep.

I’m happy and thankful that I still have more of this gentle sencha to enjoy at a later date! ❤

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Flavors: Bitter, Floral, Sakura, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Leafhopper

I love the names of these Obubu senchas!

Cameron B.

I know! This one and Gushing Brook are definitely the best!

tea-sipper

Does anyone catch comments during a freeze? Not sure if I just shouldn’t bother commenting during a freeze. Anyway, Cameron’s note leads me to ask: do others count each individual packaging of a tea as a sipdown? Or only if you finish ALL the packagings of one type of tea?

Mastress Alita

Tea-sipper: I don’t catch comments during a freeze. I have to wait until it is un-frozen to go back through my (by then, very, very long notifications list. Which is usually upwards of 200 notices to go through by the time they’ve been getting around to fixing these “freezes” (but I do go back through them…)

It seems to me most people count individual packages. I, however, do not. I only count a sipdown once a tea completely leaves my inventory.

tea-sipper

Ah ok, thanks for seeing my questions after the freeze then. :D Personally, I count each package as a sipdown, but I can see the extra accomplishment in a tea completely leaving the “cupboard” or spreadsheet.

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