*SWOON* I am floating somewhere between Asgard and Cloud 9. Sencha Saemidori Superior is quite simply divine. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced tea like this, even when I was in Japan. I’m on the verge of crying.
Saemidori is a “deep steamed” first flush (or more appropriately a “shincha”) that will just about knock your socks off. What’s the real tragedy? I’m brewing it as a way of testing my TeaVana Perfect T-maker. ^^;; If you know anything about a super delicate tea, you know that it’s only to be brewed in a thin thin glass teapot. Certainly not hardcase plastic. >.> So why am I intentionally cutting the experience of this $36 tea off at the knees? Jeez, I’m not sure.
Saemidori gushes with the most expensive, vegetal, chlorophyllic, antioxidant sencha available (literally). The aroma of Saemidori doesn’t transport you to Japan… it gives you an out-of-body experience and teleports you through time to the dawn of the Meiji in a tea master’s abode in Heian-kyō. Saemidori is so full of grit i just want to hold it in my mouth forever. It’s so pure i feel like i should be meditating. The aftertaste is actually better than the liquor’s taste: a tingly Greeny sencha that could only have come from Kagoshima. And remember girls and boys, I brewed Saemidori in a TeaVana Perfect T-maker. I can’t even really imagine what kind of mystifying otherworldly tea I’d have ended up with if I’d brewed it in thin glass with a real Chinese sniffer tea service.
Generally after having caffeine of this calibur you’ll be up for hours, but not this. I am going to pass out from sensory overload and happiness afterglow.
- Aroma – 98
- Taste – 93
- Texture – 95
- Spunk – 94
- Price – 85
- Availability – LOL. …Uber rare?
- Appearance – 97
Mean score – 94% In terms of sencha, it just really doesn’t get better. Period.