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type: green

origin: japan

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Sencha is a steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early summer (the second flush). It produces a rich, brothy texture, with a clean, very refreshing green aroma. The cup develops a sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed, with a rounded finish that coats the palate at the end. Our Sencha Overture has a classic sencha flavor, perfect for fans of all things 'green.' Steep at 165°F for 2 minutes

Recent reviews

    • 

      Delicious, my kind of green tea. I'm eating Ramens with hot sauce and drinking this seaweedy delight on a gloomy, cloudy day, and it's just what I needed! Already looking forward to my next steep!

      Update 10/14/21: A CommuniTea friend gifted me a sample bag of this, and it is just as delicious as it was the first time I tried it. This will probably become one of my go-to green teas. Lovely!

    • RL

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      Excellent green tea, grassy, fragrant, and what I look for in a great cup of green tea.

    • 

      Today's tea was a decent, simple green tea. Steeped at the recommended 165 degrees for 2 minutes, it had a stronger flavor than some of the teas I've tried from Adagio that made it more substantial than drinking hot water, with more of a bite and some slight bitterness on some sips. The flavor was a bit stronger on the second steep, as I steeped it slightly longer for 2 1/2 minutes. Still a subtle sort of tea, but good, although I personally wouldn't go out of my way to purchase it had it not been today's CommuniTEA sample.

    • DL

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      Vegetal, grassy, slightly buttery. Good daily Sencha for a very good price.

    • EC

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      This tea is, to me, just a very basic and plain green tea. It's not overly grassy, and it does not have that spinach taste. It's nothing terribly special. I was able to get three decent steeps out of it.

    • 

      Dang good sencha! It tastes like green and seaweed without salt. There's a refreshing savory taste that goes well with a little snack.

    • 

      I thought this one was very grassy and I'm sure green tea lovers would enjoy it. I'm rating it right in the middle because I don't think it's fair to go lower when it's my own personal preference that makes me not like it. There is some quality in certain green teas that makes me feel a little queasy. I'm not sure what it is, but this tea does it. If that doesn't happen to you, I'm sure you will enjoy it!

    • 

      The scent of the dry tea was grassy. The flavor was buttery, and grassy, a bit more on the savory side. I was very mindful of the temperature to try to keep the astringency and wet grass/hey flavor at bay - which I believe I succeeded. It was just lightly astringent, and the flavor remained bright. I finished the cup, but it's not my favorite green, I din't go back for a second steep.

      Steeped 165F 2m

    • CK

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      I absolutely adore the flavor of seaweed and this tea does not disappoint! I'm absolutely adding this to my cart for my next order!

    • 

      A very grassy green that tastes a bit like seaweed. Adding a touch of sugar improved the flavor for me, but greens are not really to my tastes.

    • 

      Green tea with vegetal, buttery soup feel to it. Not my favorite but could tolerate a cup once in a blue moon. I prefer fruity green teas to just basic green teas.

    • CR

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      Decent green tea. Will not dissapoint, but will not blow your socks off either. Only slight hints of bitterness which I personally like. Very traditional japaenese sencha flavor profile, although slighly less strong than other variants I have tried before. This is a safe tea. Will not blow your socks off, but will nto dissapoint either.

    • 

      Very nice, full-bodied green tea. Tastes like green veggies and some minerals from the sea. Not overly raw grassy. Very refreshing with a nice astringency to finish. Satisfying cup.

    • KO

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      very good japanese tea, grassy, floral, and rich flavor

    • AF

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      This is a very tasty green that's good for every day.

    • 

      Similar to the gyokuro to my taste buds. More savory and brothy with more of a dry finish.

    • 

      Bright, delicate, and buttery. A bit less vegetal than most senchas, but I like it.

    • JK

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      It is my favorite green tea, great by itself. Not bitter, just right.

    • 

      This is a prime example of a good sencha. Really vegetal and almost tastes like spinach.

    • 

      This tea is very authentic. I love drinking this and remembering my time living and working in Japan. For a green tea there is very little bitterness and in my experience this is the best for a sore throat.