The muskmelon is the ‘king of fruit’ in Japan and here, it flavours this Fukujuen Melon Sencha.
Steeping 1 tea bag with 2 grams of looseleaf in 200ml of water at 75°C for 70 seconds yields a translucent pale yellow-green liquor with a prominent vegetal nose. Served hot, pleasant and bright notes of melon with a gentle sweetness come through before mellowed by the more vegetal flavours of the sencha in the body that develops with a slight brothy flavour and leaves a lightly astringent finish with a faint melon background. Overall, this tea is balanced with the flavours of melon and sencha appearing in equal measure.
This box of Fukujuen Melon Sencha contained 5 tea bags or 10 g. The tea originated in Japan and was purchased in Kyoto, Japan in 2015.