Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tea Review: Kuradashi Sencha (Marumo Mori/Chagama)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 1

Kuradashi Sencha
Chagama/Marumo Mori
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Product Description: Not provided.

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

The dry leaves have an aroma of fresh cut grass with marine notes of saltwater, nori, and nuts.

The bright green infusion has an aroma of fresh cut sun-warmed grass, savory broth, and cooked edamame (soy beans).  The taste is smooth and green with moderate astringency and a long green finish.

This tea produced three bold infusions with a fresh green flavor and aroma.  After a second steeping the tea became opaque and vividly green and the third steeping had taken on a sweet flavor and aroma.  I would expect flavorful results from at least two more infusions.  

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