ITFA Global Tea Taster’s Club, August Shipment, Part 5: Superior Sencha (Hukamushi Premium)

Leaf Type:  Green

Produced by Ukibe Seicha Haru Ichiban

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About ITFA Global Tea Taster’s Club:

By subscribing to the Global Tea Tasters Club, you will receive tea from ITFA tea farms 6 times per year. Each time, we will select a different region to feature and as we grow in tea farm members, so will your tea experience.

Your tea will also be accompanied by info about the tea and the tea farms themselves.

To know where your tea is coming from, who has grown and produced it, to taste the difference in teas from around the world…what could be better?

Taster’s Review:

I know I’ve probably said this quite a bit when talking about these teas from the International Tea Farms Alliance’s Global Tea Taster’s Club, but this tea is incredible!  The name “Superior Sencha” does not deceive … this is one of the very best Sencha teas I’ve ever tasted (if not THE best!)

The flavor is sweet and gentle.  It is both soothing and invigorating at the same time.  I know that these two terms (soothing and invigorating) may seem to be contradictory, but, to really understand where I’m coming from, you just have to taste this tea.  I feel revitalized as I also feel the stresses of my day being washed away by this amazing Sencha.

I would categorize this as a light to medium body, but with a smooth, almost brothy mouthfeel.  There is very little astringency to this Sencha – far less than I am used to when it comes to the Sencha teas that are readily available here in the United States. It is sweet, with hints of fruit notes (sweet apple) and a very distant floral note (honeysuckle, maybe?)

When I taste this tea, I feel that I am tasting the very best that Japan has to offer.  I feel honored to have this opportunity to taste such a tea so special, and it is a joy to drink.  Thank you, ITFA!

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