Mandarin Sencha (Baxter Tea)

Oranges. They come in a variety of styles. From large to small. Tart to sour to sweet. This Mandarin Sencha from Baxter Tea ends up being decent.


Quick Info

FAB* Rating 3/2/2
Company Baxter Tea
Blend Name Mandarin Sencha
Blend Base Green
Country of Origin China
Package Type Bag
Price per Package $7.25 USD
Quantity ~ 4 oz
 
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

I really like fresh oranges. They're a great source of vitamin-C and are pretty tasty to boot.

Visually this Chinese Sencha green tea appears with dark green sharp leaves with slivers of orange peel mixed in. I suspect some flavoring to have been included as well to strengthen the flavor. This tea provides a bright yellow-green liquor.

The aroma is straight forward. Boom. Tangerine/mandarin orange. No two ways about it. Sadly there's no real vegetal scent from the Sencha here. The same is true once brewed.

This Mandarin Sencha dries the palate rather quickly. The flavor is strong on the tangerine side of things. Stronger than I think is natural given the amount of peel included. That being said, there's nothing wrong about that if you enjoy a strong flavor. However, none of the vegetal strength of the Sencha comes through, which is disappointing.

If you're looking for a tea tasting of oranges, this could be your choice. Though, I wasn't particularly pleased with the results myself, your mileage may vary. It's sufficiently low cost to give it a shot if purchasing their Blueberry Rooibos or their Earl Grey, both of which I enjoyed.

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