Monday, June 27, 2016

Tea Review: Sencha of the Wind (Obubu)

Sencha of the Wind
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Wazuka
Product Description: Rich and rounded, Wind boasts natural sweetness with underlying elements of banana and chestnut. When brewed it brings moss-like green into a cup and offers notable aroma of willow bark. Shaded from the sun and made form a traditional Zairai cultivar, Wind is mellower than the rest.

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

The dry leaves have a sharp spring green aroma of fresh cut grass and tomato vine.

The infusion is pale green with a light aroma of fresh cut grass and savory macadamia nuts.  The taste is smooth, savory, nutty, and green with a hint of asparagus and a refreshing light astringency that appears at the finish.

Multiple infusions provided a milder yet pleasantly refreshing flavor and aroma.  Extending the steeping time slightly brought out more character without a noticeable increase in astringency.  The finish after each infusion was refreshing and clean.  

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