shinobicha wrote:Their Organic Sencha is excellent. It isn't as good as their Honyama top-tier (Sencha Zuiko), but I personally was very impressed by the Organic Sencha. It was surprisingly fruity, well balanced, some depth.
Really? I did try this one too, and was not nearly as impressed...
It was good don't get me wrong, but I feel you could get better organic sencha elsewhere
Lets see.....mine was bought late 2009, so maybe they sourced a different one for 2010, but the description on site still pretty much matches what I tastedOh yeah
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I haven't bought any directly. There is a cafe near me that sells a few of Den's Teas (loose leaf, but also drinks). I have tried all of Den's organics that way. So the version I had was a 12oz sencha in one of those to-go paper cups (like a coffee cup from Starbucks or something).
Anyway, I don't know why that would be different than what you had, but I was impressed because I thought it was very tasty. I'm not saying it's the best sencha I've had, but more like, if you wanted an everyday inexpensive option, I would definitely choose something like this because it is good.
I use the word impressed
because my based on what I had read, my understanding previously was that organic Japanese greens are not as good as the standard farming method. However, this sencha changed my opinion, so thus I was impressed.
But I agree with you, I am sure there are better senchas (organic) out there. My experience with organic is limited to just that and a fukamushi kukicha from Rishi, so I don't have much to compare it against.