I've been exploring green teas for some time, and this sencha is an example of what I (and many others) do NOT like about green tea. For me, there is something off-putting about the taste, followed by a mild, but distinct, queasiness after I swallow it. It is not a rewarding experience, and I've tried several similar teas. This is probably one of those genetically influenced chemical things, like a negative response to cilantro.
I ordered a sample of this on a whim, mainly because I liked the name. Wow, I'm so glad I tried this. I don't like green teas that have a "marine" or "seaweed" note, and this tea has none of that. It just tastes like buttery, sweet veggies. No bitterness at all when I steep it for about 1 to 1.5 minutes. It also resteeps very well. Definitely plan on buying a tin of this wonderful treat!
I sampled this tea shortly after I came home from living in Japan for a few months. It really was nostalgic! The name is aptly given and closing my eyes while drinking it reminded me of being up in the mountains near Kyoto. The flavor is light yet satisfying, very vegetal (which I like).
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