Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Aiya
Organic Sencha is one of the highest in quality in the Japanese internationally certfied organic Sencha category. This grade of Organic Sencha is rare even in the Japanese market. This tea is grown to meet strict organic regulations while maintaining a light refreshing flavor and aroma with a clear green appearance.
Learn more about this tea here.
Aiya is one of those companies that I have complete confidence in – one of those companies that I know will always provide top-quality products. Like this Organic Sencha Green Tea! This tea is absolutely wonderful!
It is very much what I’d expect from a Japanese Sencha: light, vegetative, and refreshing. However, one thing that I’m not finding in this Sencha is that hint of bitterness that I find in some Japanese Sencha teas. This one is so smooth and sweet – and I detect not even a hint of bitterness and no astringency either!
The flavor is crisp with a pleasant sweetness. It has a mellow, vegetative taste that teeters the line between sweet-grass and steamed spinach. There is a vague softness to this … almost creamy, but not in a buttery creaminess kind of way. Rather, it’s what I’d describe as a smooth, round flavor. The aftertaste is pleasantly sweet.
I love this Sencha – and I appreciate that it’s certified organic! It tastes great – one of the nicer Sencha teas I’ve encountered recently. That’s what I mean when I say that Aiya is one of those companies I can trust to deliver top-notch products. This Organic Sencha is a perfect example of their quality!
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!