Thursday, January 24, 2008

Sencha Fuka-midori

Tea: Sencha Fuka-midori
Vendor: Den's Tea
Location: Shizuoka, Japan
Price: $6.50 / 2oz.
Vendor Description: Sencha Fuka-midori is produced with an equilibrium of natural sweetness and refreshing bitterness. This is complimented by a slight roasted aroma.

This the leaf for this tea is smaller than most senchas that I try. It may partly be due to being a sample pack, but the tea had a lot of small particles and dust. This is partly the cause of the large amount of dregs in the photo.

This tea is very full bodied and bold. It has a very present vegetal taste at the onset followed by a very strong bite. It leaves me with a moderate to strong level of astringency leaving me with a fairly dry mouth.

The flavor does not seem to be particularly outstanding in any way although there is nothing bad about it. It seems very average.

Rating: 7/10

Conclusion: While I don't really have any faults with this tea, there is nothing particularly outstanding about it. If you want a bold sencha this is a good choice. I don't think I could drink this one on a regular basis due to the astringency.

2 comments:

Wes said...

Sheeeet, factor in the price and this one has the best value on the net.

Eric said...

I don't know about the price being that spectacular though. It's $6.50/2oz. Nara Tsukigase from Lupicia is $5.00/50g. I personally think the Nara is a better tea and at a cheaper price. If you haven't tried it yet I highly suggest it.