Kagayaki Sample Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Sencha
Flavors
Almond, Anise, Asparagus, Bitter, Cookie, Earth, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal
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Sachet
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by derk
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 10 oz / 281 ml

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  • “Short backstory to this tea: Steepster members Todd and Mastress Alita met with me at the San Francisco Tea Festival last year (last year!). We took home samples of this sencha. When I decided to...” Read full tasting note
  • “I got a sample of this at the SF Tea Festival. They don’t sell it or even mention it on their website. It’s very light and smooth, not bitter at all that I can tell. It’s earthy and vegetal, and I...” Read full tasting note
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From Tsuru No Maru Japan

Our Sample Sencha has been developed with an earthy, full-bodied presence that compliments its gently bitter flavor. If you prefer a sweeter, more mellow flavor, please try our premium KAGAYAKI No. 10 SENCHA.

To purchase TSURUNOMARU’S KAGAYAKI-brand Japanese tea and confectionary please visit:

www.tsurunomaru.com

For preparing a pleasant cup of our sample sencha
1. Bring fresh filtered water to a boil.
2. Pour 90 ml (3 fl oz) of boiling water in a cup and allow to cool down for about 3 minutes.
3. Place one tea bag in a cup, allowing it to steep for about 60 seconds.
4. Gently move the tea bag up and down about 3 times and remove from the cup.

CAUTION

Freshness is important to Sencha. After opening, please consume as soon as possible. Please exercise caution when handling boiled water.

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2 Tasting Notes

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Short backstory to this tea:

Steepster members Todd and Mastress Alita met with me at the San Francisco Tea Festival last year (last year!). We took home samples of this sencha. When I decided to brew it at home, an explosion of rotten canned cat food occurred, ruining the sachet that was sitting on the counter and creating quite the foul atmosphere.

Nearly one year later (one year later!), Mastress Alita, recalling the mishap, sent me a new sample that she acquired at the Portland Tea Fest. Thank you! <3

Brewed according to the directions: Let 3oz of boiling water cool for 3min, steep for 60s.
Smooth and thick with sweet vegetal asparagus and secondary notes of bitter almond, sugar cookie, anise and earth.

I don’t have much experience with sencha but I really enjoyed this tea. It’s not grassy like other sencha I’ve had and has a much more substantial body that gets thicker in subsequent, hotter infusions. No astringency. Nice, light lingering bitterness and a returning sweetness deep in the throat. Six 3oz infusions from one sachet.

Flavors: Almond, Anise, Asparagus, Bitter, Cookie, Earth, Smooth, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
1 min, 0 sec 3 OZ / 88 ML
Mastress Alita

Those flavor notes sound much nicer than cat food.

Leafhopper

Agreed. I think the rotten cat food might have nixed this tea for me permanently.

Todd

I loved it too, hope it’s available soon.

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I got a sample of this at the SF Tea Festival. They don’t sell it or even mention it on their website.

It’s very light and smooth, not bitter at all that I can tell. It’s earthy and vegetal, and I can taste a bit of asparagus. It’s pretty much the perfect sencha. I would like more of this!

If you’re listening, Tsuru no Maru: Make more please. もっとください!

Flavors: Asparagus, Earth, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

This sencha makes me do the Saboriman Kantarou face.

Todd

It’s really that good.

derk

I wish a can of rotten cat food didn’t explode all over my teabag (or me or my kitchen) as I was preparing hot water to brew this. If Tsuru No Maru offer it for sale, I will buy some. Have either of you received an email update?

Mastress Alita

I have not! I would be willing to break hiatus to buy this one, too…

Todd

I haven’t either. Wow, that is a senchastrophe.

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