Lavender Sencha Green Tea

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3 ratings
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Brand:Wegmans
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Japan
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Jun. 7, 2013

Brewing Instructions: (from Wegmans)

1tsp. per 8oz. water, 170-175F, 1-1.5 min.

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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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smell is good with hint of lavender...wish it came out stronger though...2 minute steep time for first cup...flavor is VERY light, but seems like it would be good if stronger. I agree with Alex that this tea is better colder rather than hotter...I think the flavor comes out more...or it's the tastebuds. UPDATE: (REST OF POT THAT LAID STEEPING) lavender smell and taste was much more pronounced...finished slightly more bitter...flavor much more bold-good, but bitterness now hurts it. ..increased smell and flavor points but other 2 stayed the same
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma of lavender overpowers the aroma of the sencha with the fresh leaves, it is sad but I love the smell of lavender and am a sucker for anything lavender flavored.

The brewed tea has more of the bright green aroma of the sencha which blends well with the lavender. The color is also a really lovely light green.

The taste is somewhat evocative of pine needles and the smell of grass. It is wonderful, very clean and green! This is one of my favorite floral greens from Wegmans, I think the taste is just so unique and yummy.
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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This one was a bit odd.

The combination of lavender and sencha, oddly produces a smell similar to fruit loops. It's also a smell I associate a bit with soap or shampoo.

I brewed briefly as recommended (1 minute), and the tea was a bit weak for my tastes. I tried steeping 3 minutes, because this brings out more of the flavor of the base tea, which makes it taste a little more natural, and less like fruit loops, but it also made it somewhat bitter.

Overall the flavor was more bitter than I like--and I normally like bitterness in tea.

Good for two infusions pretty easily, even with a longer steeping.

Has a resinous mouthfeel, and leaves a slightly sticky, dry, feeling on the palate, which I am pretty sure is from the lavender, as lavender tends to produce this quality. It's only slight, but I found it was noticeable when compared to sencha, which can be astringent, but is usually not sticky or resinous.

I liked this tea cold better than hot.

Price is low-ish, but I didn't enjoy it enough to buy it again, and there are a lot of teas, including pure green teas, that I enjoy more in this price range.
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