Monday, August 8, 2016

Tea Review: Sencha of the Earth (Obubu)

Sencha of the Earth
Type: Green
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.

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