August 13, 2012
Tea Shop - Argo Tea
Today's review is of Argo Tea's Green Tea which is Japanese Sencha blended with Matcha. I ordered a small cup of iced green tea one afternoon last week. At Argo, tea is pre-steeped and stored in a large glass pitchers. You can view a picture of this setup here. When I placed my order the appropriate amount of tea was poured over ice.
I had never tried a sencha-matcha blend before but enjoyed both teas separately. I expected a happy combination of both -- grassy, sweet, and creamy -- but my cup was astringent and bitter. Rotea compared it to an over-steeped unsweetened, black iced tea. Thankfully, the harsh flavor mellowed a bit with time, especially after eating a pistachio macaron, also purchased at the cafe.
Have you drunk a sencha-matcha blend? Tell us about it in the comments. And in case you missed the first post in the series, read it here.