Fukamushi-Sencha Yame from Den’s Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Den’s Tea

Product Description:

It is our best quality Fukamushi-Sencha and is also unique in that it is from a special species, Yutakamidori. Den’s favorite Fukamushi-Sencha.

Taster’s Review:

The aroma of the dry leaf is quite grassy, and when you look at the dry leaf, you might think that you’ve a bunch of blades of green grass rather than tea leaves.  The leaves have a very slender cut to them, and they look like blades of bright green – and I mean vividly green! – grass.  And that’s almost the color liquor it produces too.  A very bright, jade green.  Beautiful!

And although I’ve never actually brewed blades of grass before, I don’t think that it would taste like this.  Yes, there are some grassy tones to this tea, but it is so much more complex than that.  It has a wonderful texture to it, and the flavor is a savory, broth-like taste.  It isn’t as sweet as some Sencha teas tend to be, this one has more of a savory note to it.  And while it does have a creamy texture to it, it doesn’t taste creamy or buttery.  It tastes nutty and toasty, like freshly roasted chestnuts.

There are hints of sweetness along with a distinct sour tone that leans to the aforementioned savory side.  It has a very comforting effect that reminds me of the feeling I would get if I were eating chicken soup.  This doesn’t taste like chicken soup, of course, but you know that feeling?  That warm, home-y, comforting sense of well-being that you get when you have a cup of homemade chicken soup?  That’s what I feel right now as I sip this.  It is very soothing, very relaxing, and quite delicious.

This is a tea that I’d like to keep on hand for when I might be feeling under the weather, or any time that I want to experience that satisfying feeling of something so comforting and delicious.

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