I've tried a lot of senchas. This one always fills me with joy. It's got such a memorable character. It's hard to think of a better sencha to encapsulate the image of rippling tea bushes on a wet Japanese summer afternoon. It pleases me to know that Matsuda is so involved in the process. Finally, it's extremely well priced for the quantity and quality.
Like others, I found this tea to be more flavorful and sweet than other senchas. It has that "vegetal" smell and taste of other senchas (Scent of the Mountain, Gyokuro) and a slightly oily texture. An excellent tea.
I have looked far and wide for a tea that I could think of as perfect for me, and this is it. Everyone has a tea that seems perfectly suited to him or her, and luckily I have found mine. I hope you find yours. I love many teas, but Matsuda's is very special - a joyful tea, but secretive, full of surprises. It reminds me of rivers, mists, green mountains. When I don't have this tea, I wish I did and when I do, I feel content.
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