Takumi - Yame Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Nutty, Seaweed, Soybean, Artichoke, Butter, Salty, Sweet, Vegetal, Asparagus, Spinach, Umami
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Thank you, @teabento for this one. It has been a while since I have had a green tea. This is nice and refreshing. I’m getting some nice seaweed and soybean notes, a little sweetness, and some...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another sample from teabento! So this is a little different from the sencha that I’m accustomed to drinking, and definitely brewed up faster than I expected. As someone who plays it a bit fast and...” Read full tasting note
    81
  • “Thanks to teabento for this sample. I started by getting a glass kyusu style teapot and brewing up 4 grams for about 30 seconds with 175 water. I didnt heat the pot and I poured over the side of...” Read full tasting note
    88

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Takumi is one of the best medium steamed Sencha you will ever find! Produced with experienced and fine craftsmanship using only each first two leaves and buds carefully picked by hand. A full mouth feel, rich in natural sweet flavour and complex umami with a fresh scent, this tea has all the characteristics that Yame Sencha is noted for.

>> To find this tea at: https://teabento.com/en/product/takumi/

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Thank you, @teabento for this one. It has been a while since I have had a green tea. This is nice and refreshing. I’m getting some nice seaweed and soybean notes, a little sweetness, and some nuttiness.

Afternoon pick-me-up it is! :)

Flavors: Nutty, Seaweed, Soybean

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Another sample from teabento! So this is a little different from the sencha that I’m accustomed to drinking, and definitely brewed up faster than I expected. As someone who plays it a bit fast and loose with steeping parameters – if pretty much always by accident – I was sure I hadn’t left this to sit long enough. Imagine my surprise to find a wide range of flavors unfurling on my tongue with that first sip. The infusion is a nice green/yellow color, and while Teabento’s website advises a fine strainer when brewing this Yame sencha, I’m still amused how much leaf sediment floated to the bottom of my cup, particularly given that the strainer I used has filtered rooibos before without issue. I don’t mind a little added green, however, and don’t feel like it detracted much from the tea itself. Just be mindful that when they say this is a fine leaf, they are not kidding.

So my initial stab at describing this tea was that it tasted vaguely briny, but not necessarily marine? More of a buttery, salty vegetal flavor that sometimes comes through with prepared artichoke hearts. While I type this, I find that the initial sip is sweeter, followed by that complex, green aftertaste which makes for such a compelling cup. Is this that umami thing everyone is always talking about? No wonder people flock to these kinds of teas. As I mentioned earlier, I’m used to sencha that has a definite oceanic tinge to it, and this doesn’t quite fall into that category. This tea is more.. pleasantly grassy knoll overlooking the docks? It feels more refined, smooth; not far removed from its marine counterparts, but very much in a league all its own.

Flavors: Artichoke, Butter, Salty, Sweet, Vegetal

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Thanks to teabento for this sample. I started by getting a glass kyusu style teapot and brewing up 4 grams for about 30 seconds with 175 water. I didnt heat the pot and I poured over the side of the strainer to not burn the tea. I got a medium green color liquor that is quite thick. I got the aroma of spinach, asparagus, butter, and general vegetal from it.

This is quite a good tea, and the color in the cup is quite dark , though there is only a touch of bitterness in the tea. Its more sweet, vegetal and buttery, what you would expect from a high grade sencha. The leaves before brew was quite small which is usually a good sign. The tea liquor is quite thick and rich and very umami , this is a really nice sencha, which is good since Im on a bit of a japanese tea kick recently.

You will need a basket strainer to strain this, as the tea leaves are quite fine and using a cone strainer it might clog up.

I recommend this tea for anyone who loves thick rich sencha.

Flavors: Asparagus, Butter, Spinach, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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