Satsuma-Midori Sencha from Chado Tea House

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Chado Tea House

Product Description:

NEW Product! This Satsuma-Midori Sencha green tea is from Kagoshima in Kyushu island. We added this Sencha tea to our Everyday green tea series; our long time favorite Sencha Everyday is from Shizuoka and this new Sencha is from Kagoshima. The both of them are about the same grade though the taste is bit different. This Satsuma-Midori has pleasant Guricha like aroma.

Taster’s Review:

In the above product description from Chado Tea House’s website, this tea is described as an “everyday” Sencha.  It is my understanding that the “everyday” Japanese green teas are typically the teas that are of slightly lesser grade than the prized teas that they’d save for ceremony and special occasions.  But, this does not taste like a lesser grade tea.  This tastes incredible.  If this is what they’re serving every day, count me in!

The flavor is sweet and buttery with a vegetative background.  Vegetative, but not what I’d consider grassy.  It is a bit more like steamed spinach, but even milder in flavor.  It has a light, creamy kind of taste and texture.  Almost like a light broth.

There is so very little astringency to this cup, that if you weren’t paying attention, you’d not even notice it.  The aftertaste is lightly sweet, but does not linger.  A very pleasant tea to sip along with a meal, or just any time you want a tea to brighten up your day.  This tea will do that for you!

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