[Spring 2021 harvest]
This sencha is noteworthy for its almost full leaves and virtually no dust. Dry leaves have a sweet smell of cookies, steamed greens, and thistles. Wet leaf aroma reminds me of butter, spring onion, sourdough bread on the other hand.
They produce a liquor with an extremely bright, almost fluorescent, green-yellow colour and oily texture. Its taste is peppery with a very nice bitter grassiness combined with tartness. Notes of green pepper, barley, bay leaf, brussels sprouts dominate the experience. The aftertaste is sweet, tart and floral with hints of grass and warming spices. It is long and reminds me of jade oolongs.
Flavors: Bread, Butter, Cookie, Floral, Grain, Grass, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Pepper, Spices, Sweet, Tart, Vegetables