Tea: Sencha Green Tea

A Sencha from Dilmah

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I actually like this one. Extremely mild and brews up rather pale...but the flavor is perfect for a Sri Lankan interpretation of Sencha.
I do not know the region/province this one was grown in, but unless stated otherwise on their packaging...Dilmah packages only Ceylon (ie the country/origin of Sri Lanka) teas.

I think it's kind of cool when other countries attempt foreign processing (styles) in their teas :)
This one I could drink all day long.

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on August 31st, 2015

I also love trying examples of new regions producing traditional styles of tea from other countries. I get so excited when other people are also intrigued by this!

I've tried a Chinese style of green tea, young hyson, produced in Sri Lanka, and I really liked it. I also have tried sencha produced in China (which in my experience tends to be quite terrible) and Vietnam (which was outstanding).

Highlighting these sorts of teas, and allowing people to explore them, was one of my main motivators behind creating RateTea. I had been exposed to a few of these teas through Upton Tea Imports and Rishi Tea, and I was thinking that I wanted to push more tea drinkers to think about tea the way they do about wine...sort of like how you can widely purchase Merlot or Chardonnay produced in a variety of different countries, and you can compare the flavor to traditional French wines. Now, you're able to do the same sort of thing with, say, sencha, Keemun, or even oolongs...but I think a lot of people aren't even aware that these things exist.

So I'm hoping to gently prod people more in this direction, and in doing so, encourage and fuel a new level of artisanship in the tea industry.

Monk wrote:
on August 31st, 2015

Thanks Alex, I agree completely. And your comparison with wine is spot on.
I'll always love the originals, but other countries can indeed put their own spin on traditional styles based on their climate, geography, etc. The results varying from mediocre to outstanding. There are some hidden gems out there and what could be more fun than exploring the unique worlds of tea :)

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