Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Cuppa: This Sencha is berry good!

Not too long ago I purchased samples of various teas being sold at a local tea shop called Steeped and Infused. One of the selections I chose was called Sencha Berry Fig. It’s a Sencha blended with pieces of strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries, along with figs and peony petals. Sencha is one of favourite green teas, so I decided to try this interesting mix even though I’m not a big fan of fruity teas. It’s just a sample, so why not?

The dry leaves look pretty. It contains sprinkles of the berries, figs, and peonies. The aroma is sweet and fruity. 

Colourful Sencha.

I prepared this tea using the same directions indicated in a previous Sencha post.

The leaves produced a pale yellow liquor. The aroma was just as sweet and fruity as the dry leaves. You can really detect the strawberry. It tasted good! It was quite mild with light fruity notes. Very smooth with no aftertaste. It didn’t taste at all like the Sencha I’m used to. I managed to get 3 good infusions before the leaves lost their flavour. The fruitiness did diminish after each steep, but it did not take away from a great tasting cup.

Berry delightful!

I thought this tea would be perfect over ice with blueberries floating in it. A great summertime drink! Or perhaps even as a syrup for drizzling over ice-cream or some pastries. Hmmm…the endless possibilities!

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