REVIEW: Tea People – Japanese Sencha


Tea: Sencha green tea from Uji prefecture of Japan
Sample provided by: Tea People
Twitter: @TeaPeopleLtd
Link to Japanese Sencha

Tasting notes:

Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of broken and medium-sized needle-shaped leaves. It has a light grassy aroma

Infused tea: The cups out a lime green liquor with a light grassy aroma. It is a medium-bodied tea with very little astringency. The liquor has classic sencha flavours: vegetal, grassy, with salty notes

Infusion tips: Infuse this tea with 75C water for one to two minutes. You will get two infusions out of this tea. Drink without milk

Conclusions: This is nice everyday sencha – a tea that I’d expect to get in a Japanese restuarant. Its smoothness makes it easy drinking. This tea doesn’t have bold vegetal and grassy aromas and flavours, so it might appeal to people who are unsure of senchas or like a lighter-flavoured tea

Retail price: Sample for £2.50 / 100 gram pouch for £8.25 / 125 gram tin for £11.50


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 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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