Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
Bold Japanese sencha tea, creatively entwined with toasted coconut and ginger to create a one of a kind experience.
This is my first experience with this tea company, and I’m happy to report that it is a positive one! This is an excellent tea.
I must first mention the aroma because it is remarkable. As my teacup sits in front of me, the most amazing fragrance is wafting to my olfactory nerves that is divine and yet difficult to describe. It has a fresh, grassy smell that reminds me of a green meadow in early spring, and the sweet smell of coconut, mingling with a distinctive peppery note of ginger. These scents combine to create a rather unique and beautiful bouquet.
The flavor is lovely! The Japanese Sencha base is sweet and grassy but not that bitter-grassy taste that some green teas possess. There is a smoothness to the tea also and a buttery quality that melds nicely with the flavor of the coconut.
The coconut tastes authentic and I can even feel the slickness from the coconut on my tongue. It’s rather delightful! The ginger flavor does not stand out at the start of the cup, but as I continue to sip, I notice the peppery flavor begin to intensify, and is especially noticeable in the aftertaste. The tea finishes with the silky feeling of coconut gliding over the palate, and a slight kick of ginger just at the tail. It is just enough to keep my interest and make me want to take another sip.
I really like this tea! The interplay between ginger, coconut and Sencha is absolutely delicious! Sweet, but not too sweet. Gently spiced. A smooth vegetative quality. A pleasing balance that I think any tea enthusiast would enjoy.