REVIEW: Blue Lantern Tea – Sencha

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Tea: Sencha green tea from Uji, Japan
Sample provided by: Blue Lantern Tea
Link to Sencha on Blue Lantern website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf has a sweet, grassy aroma
– It has a dark, rich green colour, and the leaves are medium-sized slender blades

Infused tea:
– The tea cups out a pale, light green liquor
– It has a grassy aroma
– The flavour of the liquor is predominately grassy, with medium astringency

Conclusions/tips:
– Use short infusions (30 seconds to one minute) with 80 to 85C water. You can get at least three infusions
– This tea immediately grabbed my attention because of the glorious dry leaf aroma. I was a bit surprise that the sweet aroma in the dry leaf did not come through in the infused tea. I think this is a very good tea and I can see how it would appeal to many, but for my personal preference I would be more drawn more to a sencha that is slightly sweeter with a bit less astringency

Score:
4.25/5

Price: 2 ounces for $7.95 / 4 ounces for $15.50 / 8 ounces for 28.50

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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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