Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’ll be reviewing Mazawatte Tea’s (Sencha) Green Tea. Their pure Sencha green tea sourced from the Hunan Province, is gently steamed and dried to release its delicate character for a refreshing cup of tea. (If you haven’t read my past posts featuring mazawatte tea you can find them here)
Ingredients: Sencha green tea. Produce of more than one country. Packed and blended in the UK for The Mazawattee Tea Company Limited. Tea: traded in compliance with Fairtrade Standards, total 100%.
I didn’t really get much but a sweet slightly vegetal note from the dry leaves overall it has a very light and mellow aroma. I used one bag for this tasting session and steeped it in 85 degree water. Green Tea is best steep at this kind of temperature as boiling water will burn the leaves resulting in a very bitter taste. I won’t lie from the aroma alone I really wasn’t expecting much from this tea.
The best word to describe this tea is Light. It has all the classic notes of a sencha but they are so light that you would have to be used to green tea to be able to pick them out. Overall it’s a very light green tea that isn’t bad but could just be so much stronger that’s the only way this falls flat for me. For a bagged green tea it’s nicer than a lot that I’ve had in the past (probably the best bagged green tea I’ve actually had). I think that because I mostly drink loose leaf my taste buds are used to tea being so much stronger and having complex flavour profiles. After my first few sips I decided to see if adding any lemon to this would bring any of it’s notes out a little more and while it did they were still very light and I just expect more from a green tea.
Overall Teacup Rating: 3/5 – Don’t let me opinions stop you giving this a chance though – tea is completely down to personal taste and what might not be my cup of tea might be something you would love.
You can find out more about mazawatte tea and purchase this tea for yourself here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley