Tea: Sen-Cha

A Sencha from Takaokaya

Picture of Sen-Cha
Brand:Takaokaya
Style:Sencha
Region:Shizuoka, Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Teabag
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Product page:Sen-Cha

Review of Sen-Cha

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5 of 103 of 55 of 560 of 100
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Not a bad sencha. Not a great one either. This is the sort of tea you drink on a daily basis without any sort of sentimental attachment, until the brand implements changes years on and you find yourself nostalgic for the old packaging of your youth.

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Comments:

Alex Zorach wrote:
on November 11th, 2014

Haha...you know, the thing that most stands out to me about this brand is its packaging...the checkerboard pattern on the top really pops, as does the blue color of the picture of the mountain (is it Mt. Fuji?). It has a neat, clean, and crisp look that seems to fit with the whole Japanese aesthetic. It also, incidentally, looks fantastic with your current avatar, the colors and visual sense seem very congruent...which I don't think is a coincidence...that is also Japanese in origin?

The only time I've ever had this brand was in a Japanese restaurant.

Mariko wrote:
on November 11th, 2014

Now that you mention it...! I don't actively notice these things since I'm sorta used to Japanese packaging by now, having up with it. Though honestly, I'm more than a little biased towards Asian brands of non-specialty teas; I'd take low-end Japanese sencha over low-end American green tea any day.

That is indeed Fuji-san, though. Shows up as a motif on literally everything from sake to advertisements for onsen. And my icon is from Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky, so yes, same origin.

Mariko wrote:
on November 11th, 2014

*having GROWN up with it

Mariko wrote:
on November 11th, 2014

Post ALL the comments. I usually find this brand in Japanese groceries. It's super cheap, and I'm super cheap, so we have a longstanding relationship.

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