Thanks to Yunomi for this sample. Looking at the leaves they are incredibly dark green and long and very fine. I get a bit of aroma of grass and green leaf vegetables from the dry leaf. Not at all unusual aroma’s for a deep steamed sencha. Heating the water to 175 I poured around the edge of the pot to not burn the leaf.
Brewing it up I get a very intense vegetal and grass aroma from the steeped liquor, it is also a medium green and slightly cloudy. Tasting it, I get umami, grass, green vegetables and a bit of butteryness. There is a slight bit of bitterness on the finish. I would recommend this tea for early afternoon as it seems to be rather energetic. The tea broth is very smooth, and refreshing which gets me curious how this would be iced.
This is the first time I’ve gotten to try an aged sencha, even though it only has about a year of age on it. Im actually curious what this would taste like if it was given more time. I have heard about aging sencha, but this is the first time Ive gotten to try it.
Flavors: Butter, Grass, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal