I don’t know why Japanese green teas don’t get more love. At their best, these teas are like matcha without all the prep and labour. Maybe the price is daunting for someone who isn’t really into green tea? I completely empathize with that. If I wanted 100g of this it would be a $40 CAD investment… which actually isn’t too bad, but I’m not in a place in life where I can justify that much right now.
Anyways, to my untrained palate this Uji Sencha is one of those aforementioned best- aka you can taste a hint of Matcha goodness! Buttery, floral, crisp, bright green powder goodness… I haven’t had a proper cup of matcha since my trip to Japan over a year ago (a pedestrian cup after hiking back down the Fushimi Inari trail), but this is the next best thing!
Steep Count: 4
90s, 30s, 40s, 60s~ It’s still going strong too.
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Green Apple, Seaweed, Sweet, warm grass, Umami, Vegetal