Not a question, but rather an appreciation post!
I've been a fan of powdered sencha since I first tried the mild, smooth sencha that Den
sells back in March. However, O-cha's 100g version
has really been growing on me lately. Especially for the price! I keep mine in a little airtight tin
and take it with me on the road when I can't take a kyusu or stop to make some tea.
While I prefer the taste of Den's for drinking iced tea and making green tea lattes (as O-cha's powder seems much "fresher" and tastes more assertive), I love adding a heaping chashaku scoop to my morning smoothies. With some juice, yogurt, banana, strawberries, and whatever other fruits you might have laying about, the green tea blends in perfectly and adds a nice little kick without overpowering the blend (or making it too sandy).
Anyone else enjoy starting their day with a smoothie or sencha concoction? Share recipes/recommendations here!