REVIEW: Yamamotoyama – Sencha

Yamamotoyama - Sencha

Tea: Sencha tea from Japan.
Purchased at: Japan Centre, Regent Street, London (April 2013).
Retail price: £3.99 (200 gram bag).
Link to sencha tea on Japan Centre site.

My comments:
The dry leaf of this tea has a dark, rich colour. Whilst the dry leaf of this tea is primarily broken, there are a few larger leaves sprinkled throughout.

The unbrewed and brewed aroma of this tea has the grassy sencha smell that makes my tea blood move. With this tea, I would highly recommend that you use the following brewing method. Using 80C degree water is highly advisable, as it produces a vibrant limeish-green liquor that is not bitter and retains the delicate grassy and sweet characteristics of the tea.

I would recommend this tea for those seeking out a bargain sencha for everyday drinking that tastes and smells high-quality. The tea reminds me very much of the type of sencha that you would get a nice Japanese restaurant/sushi bar.

My review: 3.75/5

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Brewed using the instructions above

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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