Japanese Tea. Usually this means green tea of some kind but why is it so special?
Today’s cup is a Sen Cha (Sencha) from Sugimoto USA.
I’ve been on a fruit kick recently. I bought a big container of grapefruit. I’ve been eating apples constantly. And There’s this Pineapple Guava Green Tea from 52teas to close the chapter out!
Some days you want something strong in your cup, some days you want something light. This Niagara Peach Sencha from Tropical Tea Co. is certainly of the light variety.
Japanese Sencha has many a style and flavor profile. Some are very grassy and bold. Others are light and sweet. One of my all-time favorites is the Yanagi style sencha which many say resembles the “needle” like leaves of the willow tree. Leading to it’s nickname “willow tea.”
As it happens, most iced teas have a subdued flavor. Something about the chilling process seems to reduce the pucker and boldness of almost all teas when they’re iced. Not so with this refreshingly bold iced Lemongrass Green tea from ITO EN.