2 Tasting Notes
If you want a good sencha and you’re on a budget than this is the one for you. As the producer himself already stated, it’s a bit more astringent due to higher level of catehins (and it’s the way it should be if you’re drinking sencha primarily for health reasons). Tea leaves presentation is beautiful. Very nice and fresh green colour. Brew as recommended. Infusions after the first one (which I found to be mild) will be more astringent (especially the second one). Aroma is grassy and fresh, a bit woody as well. Overall a good sencha.
Flavors: Astringent, Black Pepper, Cut Grass, Decayed Wood
Opening the bag you’ll encounter very intense but at the same time pleasing grassy aroma of the leaves which happen to be light green in colour. Here and there you’ll notice stems which are lighter in colour and give this tea more natural look while you inspect it. Tea itself is mildly sweet and has a pleasing flavor. Using recommended brewing parameters, I encountered decent but not overwhelming astringent punch. Umami “runs away” quickly but it’s there. It’s light (green) in colour as well as in taste (almost like asamushi) but it has decent roundness. I prefered brewing it at the slightly higher tempereatures and for shorter periods of time to extract the most out of it and I was not dissapointed. Very nice organic green tea with floral aroma and subtle but “sincere” flavor. I like drinking it especially after my workouts- combining already elevated levels of endorphins with theanine and catehins from green tea is the way to go.
Flavors: Almond, Earth, Floral, Grass