drank Sencha "Nara" by Lupicia
639 tasting notes

I tried all my Lupicia senchas on the same day, so I’m going to compare them to each other.

So far, this tea smells nearly identical to Sencha “Chiran” with just a hint of spice the “Chiran” lacked. It tastes better than “Chiran” to me too. I’m not sure what that spice is, but it complements the tea nicely. I don’t think anything has been added to the tea actually. I think that “spice” is just part of the leaves.

I’m not a sencha connoisseur, so it’s hard for to describe it any other way than “spice.” It’s a definite improvement over the “Chiran,” but I still probably wouldn’t drink it often.

(For my thoughts on the third sencha, see Sencha “Matsuri”).

190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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