After drinking a few yummy flavored teas I always have to return to a soothing cup of non-flavored tea. While flavored teas are extremely delicious, there are days where I don’t want to taste anymore rose petals, lemon zest, blood orange, bourbon vanilla, tropical fruits, cardamom, strawberry, apricot, etc. etc. etc. There are days when an uncomplicated oolong, white, or green cup of tea is necessary to restore balance in my life. (Or at least to my palate.) All day today, I vacillated over what tea I would drink to satisfy my tea craving. Surprisingly I decided on a green tea called Sencha.
Composition: A premium green tea from the Shizuoka region of Japan.
Dry Visual: Sencha looks like fresh cut grass. Lush and green the tea leaves while broken resemble stalks or should I say blades of grass. Thanks Tavalon Tea for the picture.
Dry Aroma: Mildly vegetal with a hint of sweetness.
Flavor: I must say Sencha is a delicious cuppa tea. Very smooth with complex flavors, Sencha is amazing. Mildly vegetal upon the initial taste, the finish is both buttery and nutty. The latter having the dominant flavor. Something about Sencha reminds me of Genmaicha just without the rice.
Sencha is easily enjoyable pure without sweetener, which is how I enjoyed my first cup. If you decided to add sweetener only a little is necessary as Sencha has a natural sweetness.
Liquor: A rich yellow hue, neither neon nor gold, simply yellow.
Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 3 minutes. I brewed for the recommended 3 minutes.
Manufacturer: Tavalon Tea
The next time you are looking to enjoy a good cuppa green tea, you may want try Sencha. If you have already done so, stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!