As a drier tea, this Sencha begins with a mild, slight cereal notes, and finishes with a bit of citrus, lemongrass and straw. The tea is dry and slightly astringent, without being bitter. You may notice a tiny bit of puckering on your palate not detracting from the drinkability of the tea, but rather enhancing it. The finish in the first steeping is light and mouthwatering, without lingering much more than 5-10 seconds. The mouthfeel of this tea is on the thinner side.
The second steeping is a much deeper shade of green. The flavor really intensifies, adding more of these steamed vegetable notes like asparagus. The vegetable flavor does not take over like it may in the case of a Fukamushi sencha, but rather it is balanced out by these mild starchy notes of wheat and cereal.
Brew for 1 minute at 140F/60C. Can be steeped 2 more times at 20 seconds each
This packet contains 5 grams of loose leaf green tea