Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Steepster Select
Cold aged until the New Year, this sencha is a reminder of the year that has passed and the upcoming spring just around the corner.
Read other Steepster thoughts on this tea here.
I took a few sips of this Obukucha Green Tea from Steepster before I read the above description and before I even read it, the first word that came to my mind after the first one or two sips was “spring.” This indeed tastes like spring to me with it’s fresh, vibrant flavor.
This tea brews up a beautiful bright, light green color that tells of its invigorating, spring-like taste. It is sweet and has a pleasant texture that reminds me of a light broth. The flavor is delicate. The vegetative notes here fall somewhere between grassy and seaweed-like.
There is a good balance between savory and sweet with this tea. It has a very satisfying flavor to it. Quite often with sencha teas, I find the flavor to either be very strong or to be so soft that I feel like I need to eat something with the tea to help bring out the flavors a little bit. But as I drink this tea, the best way I can think of to explain how the flavor of this tea is different is that it’s a “well balanced meal.” That is to say, this tea doesn’t need anything else to improve or accentuate the flavor or to help to bring out the delicate nuances.
One of the better Sencha teas I’ve tasted.
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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