Vietnam Green Sencha

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TV01.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Sencha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Vietnam
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 11, 2018

Commercial Description

A Vietnamese version of the familiar Japanese green tea. Since most of the production is destined for the demanding Japanese market, supplies are somewhat limited. This tea has a light liquor, yet the mouth feel is quite full. It finishes with a pleasing note suggesting sweet corn.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3 min.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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I would not recognize this tea as sencha from either the appearance of the leaves or the aroma of the dried leaf or brewed cup. There's only a faint suggestion of the characteristic sencha aroma, barely emerging and then vanishing.

The aroma is vegetal, but less seaweedy than sencha, and more savory. Tastes more similar to other green teas I've tried from Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, than to anything from Japan. A significant umami flavour is present.

Very full-bodied...slightly opaque when brewed.

I found Upton's brewing instructions to be right-on but I would recommend using less leaf. This is a strong and flavorful tea, more so than most green teas, and I think some would find it bit overpowering unless less leaf is used.
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