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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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  • “I’ve got a woman who seems solid. It’s still new. A couple times recently she asked me about my past with one girlfriend or another and I spent too much time answering her questions. She questioned...” Read full tasting note
  • “Backlogging. Drinking this Sencha again sooner rather than later. I am not finding myself resteeping this tea when I have it. Perhaps I need to make sure I finish my cup while it is hotter, I don’t...” Read full tasting note
  • “Not for me. Should have sniffed it at the store but tried to give it a go as I wanted to try a “plain” green tea. Ended up having to mix it with a tisane to be able to drink it. I’m just not a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Just bought this tea, Sencha has such a pure taste to it. Very earthy and quite pleasant to drink. I really enjoyed this type of green tea. It’s hard for me not to like any green tea. Totally...” Read full tasting note

From Teavana

Sencha literally means ‘roasted tea,’ in which sweet green tea leaves are artfully cylindrically shaped and dried following traditional Japanese techniques. With a fresh vegetal taste, this favorite has a quality beyond the ordinary.

How to Prepare
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175-180 degrees and steep tea for 1 minute. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.

Pure green tea.

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207 tasting notes

I feel a little bad comparing Teavana’s sencha to vacuum-sealed, air-freighted, direct-from-Japan examples, but it’s hard not too. Once you’ve put your lips to that buttery, silken, kelpy, fishy delight, it makes more wholesale Japanese teas seem stale, weak, and poorly processed. Such is the case, with this one, I suppose. It came across as flat, a touch old and dusty right out of the bag.

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31 tasting notes

I love sencha! This one is pretty good! This is my second pot of Teavana tea today.

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21 tasting notes

I’ll have to retaste this and come back to this to edit. I haven’t tried many senchas and I’m not sure what quality they were. My first experience was at a restaurant and I loved it. Bought some at World Market in tea bags and tasted just like the restaurant full of flavor nice and vegetal and smooth.
I do not like this sencha so far. It is bland and not what my other experiences were like. Maybe like another reviewer I need to add more tea instead of 1 tsp and play around with the steeping.

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2 tasting notes

This tea is very earthy and a just a little bitter, but is very smooth, i would recommmend this to new green drinkers

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18 tasting notes

A lot of people seem to like this one, but I’m not a huge fan. I’ve tried this particular Sencha a variety of ways – steeping shorter, steeping longer, covered cup, uncovered cup — it just never excites me. I can’t get a good flavor out of it without steeping it too long (and then it gets bitter, of course). If I steep it for the recommended time it’s not very good.

I’m going to try another cup at some point with lots of extra tea and a very short steep time to see if it helps. I don’t think I’ll be buying this tea again.

EDIT: Lots of tea and a shorter steep time did help – a lot! I think I need to stop trusting Teavana’s claim of 1 tsp for their teas… it’s really closer to 2 or 3 for the best flavor. Maybe they only do that so they can claim more servings? Unfortunately it’s still hard to time it right.

Anyway, increasing my rating, but I still prefer the Sencha from Peet’s.

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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15 tasting notes

Little bit fishy, little grassy but good.

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6 tasting notes

Very good everyday green tea

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2 tasting notes

This is one of my favorite everyday green teas to drink.

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