Koukaen Tea Factory: Nishio Tencha Yabukita - Basic

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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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Opening this bright green packet reveals a loosely broken mixed green leaf that bares a dry, herbal, toasted grass scent.

Steeping Parameters: 5g leaf, 80C water, 200ml Kyusu

2 minutes

Once steeped the resulting tea is a deep, cloudy, yellow/green in colour and bares a light yet toasted sweet grass scent.

The first sips reveal a toasted, grass flavour (matching of it’s scent) with a touch of astringency and dryness. Good umami notes, sweet and floral with a lingering aftertaste. Only medium strength, not as strong as I had expected considering it’s intense colour.

It has a wooden, herbal sort of taste. Similar to the toasted rice in a genmaicha.

Overall: Honestly this is not one of my favourites, it’s a little dark and oddly herby for my liking. I prefer tencha in matcha form than in original form. It’s also rather dry. But again this was just a basic grade so I didn’t expect much from it. It’s drinkable by any means but it would not be one I would pick if given the choice.


175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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