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Chiran Sencha from O5 Tea

Chiran Sencha from O5 Tea

SenchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Amoda Tea

Tea Description:

Sweet, thick and full-bodied. A grassy and vegetal green tea with refreshing astringency and light cream aroma.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This Chiran Sencha from O5 Tea is the second tea from my January Tea Tasting Box from Amoda Tea.  I won’t be reviewing the third tea from this box, because I’ve already reviewed it here.  However, I certainly didn’t mind receiving more of that tea in this month’s box, because it is a tea that totally rocks my socks!

And … this Chiran Sencha is rockin’ my socks too!  It has a surprisingly thick, full body for a Sencha, which are usually a little lighter than this.  This has a very smooth, rich mouthfeel, and a lovely grassy note that tastes very refreshing.  It isn’t a bitter grassy note, instead, it is pleasantly sweet.  The thick mouthfeel adds a sense of creaminess to the cup without tasting “buttery.”  And while I do like those buttery notes … sometimes, it’s nice to have something that is different!

And this is a different Sencha than what I usually drink.  And I am really enjoying it.  My first cup, I brewed at 160°F for just 1 minute, and I’m getting so much flavor!  With the second infusion, I added 15 seconds to the brew time, and find that no flavor has been lost, in fact, I think the second cup was my favorite.  It was a little lighter, but still very smooth and lightly vegetative.  It had a very refreshing and invigorating quality to it.  It seemed to renew me from the inside out.

A very lovely Sencha, I am happy this was in my Tasting Box this month.  (And … a note to Amoda, I love that all three selections were TEAS this month.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the tisanes, but when two out of the three selections are tisanes, it’s a little disappointing.  No disappointment this month, though!)

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