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Tea from Shizuoka – Stronger and darker taste with a combination of sweetness and bitterness.
The flavour is stronger and darker than other types of Sencha and the leaves are broken into small pieces because of its heavy steaming process. However, it has a combined taste of both bitterness and sweetness.
Fukamushi cha 3 from Sakao Enterprise is more involved than I thought it would be and that’s surely something I like about it and appreciate! Sure it looks like and plumps up like a Sencha would but the combination of sweet and bitter is what really does it for me! This is a stronger flavor and I like that as well! The sweet is almost like a floral and grassy sweet combo. The bitterness is that of bitter greens, really. The first thing that popped into my head for comparisons-sake would be mustard greens.
I would say it’s a tad more sweet than bitter which overall creates a flavor of its own that really makes this a wonderful tasting Sencha. The heavy steaming process and smaller cut of the leaves did NOT go unnoticed! Two thumbs up on this one!