Sencha of the Earth
Origin: Japan, Wazuka
Product Description: Medium-bodied with a smooth quality, Earth has mild sweetness with subtle hints of a ripe plum. Its bronze hue in a cup is accompanied by a hay-like aroma mixed with light notes of camomile. Grown on older tea trees of Zairai cultivar and harvested in spring, Earth is lighter than the other senchas.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
The dry leaf aroma is light, sweet, green, and woody.
The golden infusion has a buttery, peppery, nutty aroma with notes of cooked edamame. The taste is moderately astringent, green, savory, and nutty.
While it was enjoyable after being steeped for 2 minutes, a shorter steeping time did bring out more savory qualities.