Hand Picked Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Berry, Bitter, Melon, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal
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160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “Awesome, another Obubu tea that had yet to be added to the directory. I’m happy to be the first reviewer. The leaves of this sencha are very tightly rolled and very deep, dark green. I’m brewing...” Read full tasting note
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Medium bodied with a long presence, this Sencha has flavor notes of blackcurrant and basil with a light sweetness at the end. With emerald green color and a notable aroma of a melon, this tea is truly unique.

Most Japanese green teas are machine-made. On rare occasions, though, they are hand-made too. Instead of using a harvesting machine tea can be hand-picked and instead of using factory processing machines it can be hand-rolled too. Because a lot of human energy is necessary to make these teas, the amount is usually very small.

Hand-picked Sencha was carefully hand-collected in spring 2014 to participate in the National Japanese Tea Competition.

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Awesome, another Obubu tea that had yet to be added to the directory. I’m happy to be the first reviewer.

The leaves of this sencha are very tightly rolled and very deep, dark green. I’m brewing about 3g per 100 ml of water in a Tokoname-ware Kyusu. I added 5C degrees each infusion. Half the time on second infusion, then increasing from there.

The scent of the warm leaves in the kyusu reminds me of sweet grass and foliage. As the leaves brew, they have immediately changed to a very bright emerald green. The brewed leaves smell more vegetal and still quite sweet. The tea liquor is a bold yellow, just a tinge green.

The flavor is intense, with a really rich umami and sweetness. There is only a slight bitterness in the finish. A difficult flavor to describe, there’s a bit of a fruity tanginess to it, like berries. I can definitely taste notes of melon, and there are subtle hints of mint or camphor in the aroma. The sweetness and umami of this tea really linger in my mouth, making me salivate quite a bit.

There is a top note that hits just a little bit strong, and combining with the bitterness tastes a bit soapy. It’s not overwhelming, but it could be offputting for some people. The second infusion is a little more bitter than the first, and has a definite melon note.

The third infusion is lighter, sweet and with less bitterness. More of the same flavors.

All in all, a really unique and interesting sencha, definitely one of the best I’ve had from Obubu if you’re not opposed to a bit of refreshing bitterness. This is one I will more than likely purchase again.

Flavors: Berry, Bitter, Melon, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Haveteawilltravel

I love Obubu :)

Lion

Me too. tears of joy

Haveteawilltravel

hahahah my response every brew session xD

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