The Subject: Japanese Sencha Tea from The English Tea Store.
Water temperature: 180° F
Steeping time: 3 minutes
Tea type: Green
Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A
Aroma, dry: Pleasant grassiness, a hint of spinach
Aroma in the cup, plain: Mild, grassy
Taste, plain: Mild, grassy, no bitterness or spinach taste
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A
2nd Infusion: Lighter, weaker, still very drinkable
Chilled: Grassy, no bitterness, could use a touch of sweetener
Temps are still unseasonably high, so we again made sure we tried some of this chilled as well as hot. This time, though, we only chilled it for 2 hours, not overnight. Tea cooled this way tends to be a bit cloudy, but still tastes great.
The tea hot is mild, grassy, and not bitter. Great tasting and good for you. How rare is that these days?
Chilled, this tea holds its grassy flavor and no bitterness. Again, I can drink it unsweetened, but hubby thinks a touch of sweetener would be just right.
A good everyday tea, hot or chilled, but we prefer the fruity goodness of the Raspberry Green Tea. However, enjoying a little chilled melon with the green tea makes up for it.
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.
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