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

A Sencha from Yamamotoyama

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

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This is one of my go-to green teas for daily drinking. It has a vegetal flavor with some greener, sweeter hints, but really isn't as sweet as fukamushi (green tea with a longer steaming period) or gyokuro (green tea that's shaded before harvesting). But, I like how unobtrusive it is. It's easy to drink this as a drink without getting distracted by the scent or flavor and ending up sitting there, deconstructing it as opposed to doing other things. It's inexpensive, has a pleasing taste, and typically isn't bitter or astringent if you brew it well. This one's a little more finicky than the YamaMotoYama genmaicha, but I find that a 2 minute 30 second brew of 3/4 tsp leaves in a 4 oz gaiwan at 80C is perfect for me. I don't usually brew this tea twice. Fukamushi or gyokuro are really better if you're looking for green tea that you can brew ~4 times. This one is better for single-use.

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