Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
Den’s Tea best selling tea bag. This is the same great quality Sencha that we offer loose, with the added convenience of a tea bag. The leaves are cut, roasted and blended specifically for our tea bags. We wrap each bag in a foil pouch to insure freshness.
I really like Sencha tea. It is a Japanese green tea that is slightly sweet, with just a hint of bitterness and very pleasantly vegetative, but not so extraordinarily grassy that it is off-putting.
This Sencha from Den’s Tea is one of the best unflavored Sencha teas that I’ve encountered. It surprises even me to say this, since this is in a pyramid tea bag! And, yet, this tea is delightful!
Although Den’s Tea does not specify which of their Sencha teas they put in their gourmet tea bags, I suspect that this is their Sencha Extra Green with Matcha. I not only taste the presence of Matcha in my cup, but, the dry pyramid emitted a slight dusty, green powder when I first opened the package, and when infused, the tea looks like a very thin Matcha tea (imagine putting an itty bitty, tiny pinch of matcha and adding 8 ounces of tea… it would probably look a bit like what is in my teacup now).
This is a light-bodied tea, but, the Matcha gives it just a little more body than it would have without it. The flavor is very bright and fresh-tasting – and as I said before, very vegetative. The vegetal quality tastes more like steamed, buttered vegetables than a grassy taste. This would be absolutely delicious paired with your favorite Asian food.
This is another tea that I received as part of the “Green Tea Novice Sampler” that Den’s Tea offers. Even if you aren’t a green tea novice (I don’t really consider myself to be one) – you should really try this sampler package. It is truly an exceptional value and even better – it’s an excellent opportunity to try some fantastic tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!