Monday, March 23, 2015

Tea Review: Sencha (Marumo Mori Shouten)

Marumo Mori Shouten (マルモ森商店)
Type:  Green
Origin:  Japan, Shizuoka          
Product Description:  Not provided.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a fresh-cut green and nutty aroma.

The infusion is green-yellow with a sharp green and nutty aroma.  The taste is mildly astringent, grassy green, and nutty with a long green finish.

This tea really popped during a second, shorter infusion which produced a vivid, opaque green liquor and a sharper green taste with more astringency.  A third infusion came out more like the first in color with slightly mellower aroma and flavor.  While the results were good, I would be interested in trying a fresh sample from a recent harvest for comparison.

This was a gift tea.  The unopened packet only had the manufacturer label and most likely came from a larger gift set from Marumo Mori Shouten's Shizuoka store, Chagama.


  1. HI! This is Marumo Mori Co., Ltd.
    We heard that you are coming to Shizuoka on Nov 12th.
    We can attend you to our retail shop called chagama.
    Please let us know of your travel agenda.
    We hope that you enjoy Japanese green teas.
    Looking forward to seeing you!

    1. Hi! Thank you for your comment! I plan to visit chagama on November 12th close to 16:00 (4pm) and have no plans after that time. I am looking forward to tasting your green teas!