When it comes to Japanese Green Tea ( loose leaf lol ) there is no better. Sencha is simply amazing!
“When it comes to Japanese Green Tea ( loose leaf lol ) there is no better. Sencha is simply amazing!” Read full tasting note
“Man I was ready to write off this tea because it had been so dismal but today I casually steeped the last few grams at work and it was unexpectedly good. It’s amusing – and a little perplexing –...” Read full tasting note
“Really surprised to see an offering of this quality sencha from a company with such a wide offering. Really nice, and an amazing sweet mouthfeel!” Read full tasting note
“My staple.” Read full tasting note
Sencha Superior is a classic, light-steamed sencha from Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture. Our carefully selected Sencha has a fresh green aroma with a smooth body, savory flavor and semi-brisk finish. Sencha is known for its bountiful antioxidants, greenish-golden infusion and delicious taste. Our Sencha Superior represents a green tea flavor profile that has been popular with American tea drinkers for more than 100 years. Sencha Superior is one of our top selling green teas.
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Man I was ready to write off this tea because it had been so dismal but today I casually steeped the last few grams at work and it was unexpectedly good. It’s amusing – and a little perplexing – how the most meticulous gongfu setup at home, right down to precise weight and water temperature, sometimes gives inferior results compared to just winging it at the office. On a side note, please ignore the brewing directions on the package. Any sencha steeped for 3 minutes will be terribly bitter.
Anyway, the first steep was lip smacking good. Wonderfully sweet throughout and balanced umami. Notes of spinach and fresh grass transitioning to a crisp lingering grape-like sweetness. Easily better than the pricier shinchas I’ve had this year. But subsequent steeps are a reminder of why this is a budget tea. The second steep had a generic sencha flavor and almost all of the flavor was washed out in the third infusion leaving behind a sulfur like taste.
So yeah, pretty good for a one and done kind of tea.
Flavors: Grapes, Sweet, warm grass, Umami