Seiko Tea: Sencha Honyama

Obtained: free sample with online purchase

Company:  Seiko Tea via Yunomi

Region:  Honyama, Shizuoka Pref., Japan

Add. info:   Spring 2018 pick


lobster spinach cotton candy aroma


bitter and sweet then umami flavor


soft drying texture


medium body



It's all about

Gentle marine and vegetal aromas with the sweetness of some Chinese green teas (anji baicha comes to mind). Every time I drink sencha steeped with my review parameters (98C water for 6 minutes) I expect a bomb of bitterness. Luckily, that wasn't the case here. This is a tea that has clearly been blended with care. While there is some building astringency, it's hardly unpleasant and adds a bit of substance to the lingering refined sugar sweetness.

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