Sencha Kawane .Ito En

February 28, 2008 at 4:03 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, Sencha, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

ItoEn Flagship Store, $5.5/lb = $66/lb

my first ‘real’ sencha (vs some dubious origin sencha i had >> Kowa), got along with another- Sencha Megami

dry leaf: aroma sweet grassy. picture is of the entire 1oz, it looks small but leaf has small volume and so occupies less space in 3D.

infusion: ~1.5min in 4oz @ 120F (they say 1tsp 6oz 176F, i’ll try that later)

some vegetal “generic” greenish reminds of chinese green panfried-oily stuff. . good straight flavor.
2nd infusion starts tasting a little overextracted?- not really astringent?maybe some acidity? in back of throat (very mild but thats how i feel it). some grass aftertaste on tongue.

overall: …not very exciting. eh. (I’ll try different infusions but i only expect it to enhance previous flavors.)


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