Satsuma-Midori Sencha from Chado Tea House

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Chado Tea House

Product Description:

NEW Product! This Satsuma-Midori Sencha green tea is from Kagoshima in Kyushu island. We added this Sencha tea to our Everyday green tea series; our long time favorite Sencha Everyday is from Shizuoka and this new Sencha is from Kagoshima. The both of them are about the same grade though the taste is bit different. This Satsuma-Midori has pleasant Guricha like aroma.

Taster’s Review:

In the above product description from Chado Tea House’s website, this tea is described as an “everyday” Sencha.  It is my understanding that the “everyday” Japanese green teas are typically the teas that are of slightly lesser grade than the prized teas that they’d save for ceremony and special occasions.  But, this does not taste like a lesser grade tea.  This tastes incredible.  If this is what they’re serving every day, count me in!

The flavor is sweet and buttery with a vegetative background.  Vegetative, but not what I’d consider grassy.  It is a bit more like steamed spinach, but even milder in flavor.  It has a light, creamy kind of taste and texture.  Almost like a light broth.

There is so very little astringency to this cup, that if you weren’t paying attention, you’d not even notice it.  The aftertaste is lightly sweet, but does not linger.  A very pleasant tea to sip along with a meal, or just any time you want a tea to brighten up your day.  This tea will do that for you!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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