Monday, March 6, 2023

Tea Review: Satsumakaori Sencha (Yunomi/Furuichi Seicha)

Satsumakaori Sencha/さつまかおり
Furuichi Seicha/Yunomi
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture
Product Description: Not provided. 

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 30 seconds-2 minutes

The dry leaves have a savory aroma with nutty and grass green notes.

The bright green liquor is semi-opaque with a nutty, buttery, and grassy green aroma.  The taste is bright and green with mild astringency and a sweet finish.

This sencha developed a not unpleasant amount of astringency with a 2-minute steep while remaining sweet and nuanced.  For those like myself who prefer a little less astringency, 1-1.5 minutes will do nicely for the initial infusion.  A second infusion at 30-seconds followed by a 1-minute third infusion produced results that were light, sweet, and refreshing with the promised of at least a couple more good cups. The mouthwatering sweet green finish reminded me especially of spring.

This tea was purchased by me.

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