Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
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.
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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!