DavidsTea Just the Leaf: Sencha Ashikubo
Welcome back! Today is our 7th day of the 8 Crazy Days of tea–with me, the self proclaimed tea lady. We continue with one of DAVIDsTEA’s Sencha Ashikubo green tea I’m glad you have tuned into episode 64 of Erin’s tea, please tell your friends about Erin’s Tea so I can work hard to bring you many more episodes!
ERIN’S TEA SHOW NOTES
- It’s a green tea that’s processed in the traditional way… Fire roasted!!
- It’s from a valley called Ashikubo.
- Who else thinks some teas should have phonetic spelling on the bag?!
- Remember, it’s a delicate tea, do NOT use boiling water on any green tea! 82 degree water for this one with a steep time of 3-4 minutes… if you boil your water and leave it sit for about 7 minutes before steeping your tea this should be fine.
- It’s has a nice straw colour and it’s very mild. If you’ve never tried a sencha this may be a place to start as it’s very light tasting.
- It is VERY pricey but it’s a very rare tea, if you are fond of rare green teas, this one will not disappoint.
- If you are considering sweetening your tea, consider Steevia instead of Agave. Read why here.
The bottom line?
It was much better the second time I tried it, as the first time, I didn’t have the right tools to steep it to the correct temperature–which can make or break a tea. It’s pretty pricey, but again, it’s a very rare tea. It’s a must try!
So until next time, That’s Tea To Me.
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