Tea: Sencha (Sen-cha), Loose-leaf

A Sencha from Yamamotoyama

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Brand:Yamamotoyama
Style:Sencha
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:5 View All

Review of Sencha (Sen-cha), Loose-leaf

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5 of 102 of 55 of 557 of 100
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I found this at $5.75 for a 7 ounce bag, making it some of the cheapest loose leaf tea I've ever found. Excellent value!

That said, unfortunately, the tea goes bitter far too easily. The leaves are cut very small, allowing it to diffuse quickly. At the bottom of my cup are dark green fannings that couldn't be strained out, which I think is what is causing the tea to increase in bitterness over time. For these reasons, I've found it best to keep the steep time to about 30 seconds and to try to drink it rather quickly.

There are much better senchas out there. But if you're on a budget and don't mind a bit of bitterness, this brand is a steal.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on October 1st, 2014

I haven't tried the sencha from Yamamotoyama but I regularly buy their hojicha, and I think it's the best I've found in its price range...way ahead of a number of teas that are higher-priced.

Now I really want to try this (Nick also loves it)...except that I already have way too much tea!

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