Last free sample. I left this one for last because I either drank sencha or matcha my whole life hehe so I thought this could wait a bit lol.
The liquor was a very pale greenish golden color (good clue to decent sencha), and it was highly aromatic with strong vegetal notes. The taste was vegetal, green, umami, slight minerality with a very long comforting finish with a nice warm mouthfeel. No sweet potatoes like in the description though. The usual sencha slight bitterness was not present at all in this sample. I prepared it under 80C to make sure I extract the umami but not the tannins. Solid Sencha here. Not surprising since it’s from Kagoshima (Chiran).
1 teabag, 200ml, 175F, 2 steeps: 1m, 1:30m
Flavors: Grass, Mineral, Smooth, Umami, Vegetal