Home – 6:30 PM
The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 10
I’m trying to taste at least one older cupboard tea per day, even though all I want to do is dive headlong into my pile of Bird & Blend sample packets…
This one is a pleasant enough Japanese sencha. It has a strong vegetal presence – mostly blanched spinach with a touch of asparagus. There is also a lovely umami note, and a bit of seaweed but also some grassy sweetness. Only the tiniest hint of pleasant bitterness near the end of the sip, and a light apricot astringency in the aftertaste.
It’s perhaps not the most nuanced Japanese green tea, but it does have the classic sencha flavors and I’m finding it quite enjoyable this evening.
Flavors: Apricot, Asparagus, Astringent, Bitter, Grass, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal