omegapd wrote:Okay, Sencha is...
There are ~5 major strains of tea plant grown in Japan (Yutaka Midori, Kanaya Midori, Sanaya Kaori, Oku Midori, and Yabukita (accounts for most of the tea, is very hardy but not necessarily the best strain). A note, "midori" is Japanese for "green."
There is a large taste difference btwn fresh, high-quality sencha and stale, low-quality, improperly-stored sencha. I am not an expert, but I would recommend you try Ito En or O-cha for sencha.