Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
A zesty alternative to non-flavored Senchas. Fresh citrus flavor is the first taste on the tongue and gradually the taste of Sencha grows in your mouth.
Mikan (Japanese Orange or satsuma) is also a major agricultural crop in Shizuoka prefecture. With tea bushes and mikan trees growing close to each other, it seemed natural to combine the flavors. Great for iced tea.
This has to be one of the very best orange flavored Sencha teas I’ve ever tasted … and that is saying something because I used to blend an Orange Flavored Sencha that I thought was pretty phenomenal (in my not so humble opinion!) But this is even better than my memory of that Sencha.
The flavor is so light and yet bright and vibrant in its own way. The orange is a sunny, fresh tasting orange which tastes a bit like tangerine to me … which made sense when I read the above description and stated that this was made with satsuma oranges. It is sweet and juicy-tasting, with a mere hint of tarty-tangy-citrus-y taste. It’s really delicious.
The Sencha base is, of course, a Japanese Sencha. It tastes light and sweet. It even has a little creaminess to it that melds quite nicely with the orange flavor.
I highly recommend this one… it has inspired me to check out Den’s other flavored offerings! This one is amazing.
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!
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