Since I had a good experience with my first tea review from Yannoko Tea, I decided to try another one.
This sencha comes from Ujitawara town in Kyoto prefecture, which is inside the famous Uji region.
These two cultivars are often mixed, so they must make a good match.
A final and important aspect is that this tea is from the first harvest of the year.
Reviewing a sencha blend
The tea leaves exhibit a light sweetness. But the aroma itself isn’t as intense as I would have wanted.
The appearance is very good, all of the leaves are small, have a dark green color and the right shape.
Now that I think of it, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to take a picture of this green tea with a green background?
But I’ll just taste this tea and forget about photography, which I’m not very good at.
As usual, this sencha was prepared with 4 grams of tea, and 60 ml (2 oz) of water at 80 °C (176 F°). I infused it for one minute.
The wet leaves have a delicious aroma. Deeply marine, with vegetal notes.
After tasting it, I’m convinced that it’s from the first harvest.
It has a balanced umami and sweetness. And of course, no bitterness nor astringency.
I felt very good after trying it 🙂
For the second infusion I kept everything the same, except the time. I infused it for 40 seconds.
This infusion was as good as the first one. Perhaps there was a bit less umami taste.
The color of the liquor became green.
But why stop there? This tea can offer a third infusion too.
So I did the same but for only 30 seconds.
The flavor was weaker, but I liked it nevertheless. There was some astringency present.
It’s a good sencha, it offers a high quality for its price.
Here’s the link to the product page.