Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sencha Fuka-midori

From Dens Tea USD $3 for 10g, and other samplers.

I got a taste for some green tea since I'm getting a little bored with only puerh, oolongs, and black teas.  I do not have much experience with Sencha-like-Japanese-ish greens, the most exposure I had was from the Teachat OTTI for Sencha not too long ago that was able to get in on.  This was a solid sencha that I could have gone for a touch more of the "grassy" aroma and taste.  I agree with the description on the page for this one.  I definitely made it more potent than recommended using all 10 g in a roughly 130 mL gaiwan, and it was noticeable.  I was using 175-180°C water and quick infusions, but not quick enough to make it a little less overpowering; oh well, live and learn.  In the proper ration this would be a solid everyday sencha, but lacking the grassy notes I enjoy.  The liquor was a bit cloudy as well.


  1. Hi, I am a Japanese tea lover. I am enjoying your comments on pu-erh and referring to them for my purchases.

    I recommend to make this tea with at 150F and longer steeping. It gets richer.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I will definetly try cooler water next time I get someething along these lines, which is hopefully soon.