So, I have imported Sencha directly from Japan before from a Japanese tea company. I got the Sencha in one of Tea Forte's Tea Chests, and while most of them are really good, the Sencha is... bad. There is no flavor, the aroma is non existent, I almost might as well be sipping on a cup of hot water. I cannot recommend avoiding this tea from Tea Forte enough. Comparing the tea I got from Japan directly, to the tea from Tea Forte, the tea from japan, Tea Forte's tea leaves are dull and nearly colorless, and the aroma of the leaves themselves is so weak that after I took a wiff of my good stuff, I couldn't even smell Tea Forte's sencha, where as the tea from Japan was bright, colorful and you can smell it as soon as you open it. I would not buy Sencha from Tea Forte again, unless they made a better effort to get a much fresher batch to send out, as I sit here and drink this tea, it just makes me wish I had used my other stuff. While I did not expect the exact same quality of Sencha as I import from Japan myself, I did expect much better than what I got.
This tea has rapidly become a favourite of mine thanks to its simple yet calming flavour. A bit earthy, yet still crisp and clear, this tea can serve as a companion to a period of relaxation, or partner with a meal in place of other refreshment. Like any green, of course, brewing it in water too hot will turn it from refreshing to bitter, but even its overly steeped flavour has a certain appeal to it. Overall, if all you seek is the taste of green tea and a little bit of serenity along with it, this is an excellent choice to make. I would recommend this tea as a meal companion or a standalone drink, especially ideal for watching the skies on rainy days.