Kagoshima Kabuse Sencha
Upton TJ79. 2.2 grams steeped for 2 minutes at 180℉. Appearance: typical sensha green lancets, see photo. Dry tea scent of hay and citrus. Brewed tea scent is grassy, brothy. Taste: brothy, vegetal, with some mouth feel. Not astringent.
A fine upscale but affordable sencha. ‘Kabuse’ means that this tea was grown in semi-shade, rather than full shade like gyokuro. Recommended.