Premium Sencha Zuiko from Den’s Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Den’s Tea

Product Description:

A top-tier Sencha grown at a high elevation. All Zuiko comes from a single tea garden where it is grown under the most meticulous and pampered conditions.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I am occasionally asked what I mean by certain terms that I use when I describe teas.  One term that I’m asked about often is “brothy,” and I think I have found the perfect tea to recommend for someone who seeks out what I mean by brothy:  Sencha Zuiko from Den’s Tea.

The texture of the tea is quite thick, similar to what you’d experience if you were to sip a cup of vegetable broth.  The flavor is not that unlike a vegetable broth either … one that was made with primarily leafy green vegetables.  It has a very strong vegetative taste, but it is a savory kind of vegetative taste.  Not bitter, and not overtly grassy, although there are grassy notes to this.  I consider them to be more of a savory taste than a bitter grass taste or even a sweet grass taste.

This tea possesses the faintest hint of a butter/cream note to this, as well as some sweet undertones to it, but, I really consider this to be more of a savory Sencha than a sweet one. It is a very well-rounded, palatable tea.

An exceptional green tea!

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