This tea has a light green tea flavor with less vegetal flavors than some Jeju Island Korean green teas I've tried, and leaves a pleasant aftertaste I might describe as a little sweet for lack of a better description. This tea leaves my mouth feeling pleasantly clean after drinking it without sugar.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to enjoy a quality organic green tea from Japan in particular, because there have been news stories lately about lead problems in teas from China which I find disturbing. Based on what I've heard, teas from other areas like Japan had lower levels of lead contamination, so this seems like it should be a very healthy choice, particularly given that it is organic as well! However, finding a quality Japanese green tea that is also organic seemed to be a bit of a challenge. I'm delighted to have finally found one.
Like many other Harney teas, my 4 oz purchase also came with a beautiful tea tin!
Although this Sencha does not give much umami flavor, I appreciate that it is offered in an organic form. It is also very affordable compared to other Senchas. I use it with a cold-brew method, which seems to bring out the umami flavor more than a hot-brew method.
Tastes good. A little light on flavor and body, and brews golden instead of green.
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