Friday, July 8, 2016

Tea Review: Sencha of the Summer Sun (Obubu)

Sencha of the Summer Sun
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Wazuka
Product Description: Medium light in body, Summer Sun has more of a sharp quality. Subtly astringent in taste it has undertones of kiwi fruit and chives. Brass-like yellow in a cup it offers a lingering aroma of moist timber. Grown in full sunshine and made from summer harvest, Summer Sun is bolder then the rest.

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

The dry leaves have an aroma of marine air, green grass, warm hay, and wood.

The infusion is light yellow-green with a sweet, vine green aroma and a taste that is green and woody with low astringency and a long green finish.

This sencha remained pleasantly mellow with a sweet aroma throughout three infusions.  I even picked up a hint of maple in the second infusion.

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