Quite some time ago, I decided to venture onto different teas. This particular adventure delved into Sencha tea. Just the name itself called for me. Back then, I had no idea what Sencha tea was. All I knew was that it sounded pretty exotic and grassy. So, the adventurous part of me said, "go for it!" Here is my experience with Sencha Tea.
According to Rishi's website:
Sencha is the traditional steamed green tea of Japan. Steaming preserves tea's fresh character and vivid green color by quickly halting natural tea oxidation. Sencha is finished with a light roast to develop a light pine aroma. Sencha's bright green infusion has a refreshing energy with a balance of juicy-sweet flavor, deep umami and a crisp, refreshing finish.
Sencha leaves are tiny, almost crumby and appear in a fresh, very bright green color. The scent is a strong, grassy, seaweed scent. Very promising. I've been brewing my teas in the Ingenuity Teapot, and the smaller tea leaves make cleaning a little bit harder.
I think my sister put it best, "Ateh, this taste's like Mama's vegetable soup." I tried it again and realized, she was absolutely right. Sencha is a green tea, but it's very different. It's got a very vegetal, almost seaweed taste. Other people though, really like this type of tea. But I guess it's just not my cup.
Pricing and Availability: (3/5)
Available in some Whole Foods and organic groceries. I believe I got this for $8.99 at a local organic grocery on sale, but when I looked online, the prices were much more expensive ranging from $8.99 to $95.00. Pretty steep.
Steepster Rating: 71/100
While this isn't my cup of tea, there are quite a few people I know that really like this kind of tea. If you're into a vegetal, seaweed-y cup of tea, then this may be for you.