Master's Mark Sencha

The Japanese palate is subtle. Senchas have many similar characteristics of steamed vegetal flavors, but there can be significant differences. Master's Mark Sencha is desired by knowledgable Japanese because the of the mixture of delicate sweetness  with hints of the pronounced vegetative flavors found in Wazuka. 

This special Sencha is made by Koudai Hata in the Wazuka Valley (just like Matsuda's Sencha). He is considered to be a young genius tea farmer.  In fact his name in Japanese means " Vast Field".

2 oz. tin

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 2
Body: 2
Aroma: 2
Details: Before the main tea season gets into full gear, master tea makers prepare for the tea contests later in the year. They gather the best young tea leaves by hand, so that they retain the great qualities of amino acids and the highest amount EGCG antioxidants. These are carefully processed and then stored until the contest in September. This one did very well and that is why it is called Master's Mark. It is an honor to offer this special sencha.
Dry Leaves: The leaves are small but more complete than most senchas. That is because this award winning tea was made from young leaves that had been handpicked (very rare in Japan.)
Liquor: Being from young leaves that have been hand picked, the liquor is pale green.
Aroma: This sencha is more delicate and subtle than most. The vegetal notes are lighter and more haunting.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Light in body
Flavors: Subtle spinach and nori flavors
Brewing Time: 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temp: 160° Fº