Review: The Tea Can Company Sencha Green Tea

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Thumbs up!"This tea embodies a nice balance of vegetal and nutty flavors. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
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teacancompanylogoThe Tea Can Company provides a nice twist on your average tea company in that they allow for individualized labeling of their tea packaging to fit your needs, including for big events such as weddings and galas, and also for gift-giving purposes. Their tea comes packaged in easy-to-use pyramidal type sachets, in which you can easily see the contents. Yes, these are tea bags, but they are several grades higher than you average supermarket-quality tea bags. The tea is more along the lines of loose-leaf quality, simply packaged in the easy-to-use sachets. Today I sampled the Sencha green. When I hear sencha, I automatically think of Japan, but this offering is actually a pan-fried green tea from Hunnan Province in China (I won't get into the nitty-gritty details, but I believe that the pan-firing method of preparation and the source of the tea make this anything but a sencha tea, but that is beyond the scope of this review). The leaves are darkish green and somewhat skinny. I heated water to 185 degrees and infused the sachet for about two and a half minutes. The tea is a pale golden-yellow color. A distinct vegetal aroma wafts off the teacup. This tea embodies a nice balance of vegetal and nutty flavors. It is not quite along the lines of what I am looking for in a sencha, but again, I am not entirely sure this tea is correctly labeled as a sencha. The nice nutty flavor is right along the lines of what you taste in many other pan-fired Chinese green teas, and gives the tea a delicate sweetness. The vegetal element in this tea does separate this from other Chinese teas like a really good Dragonwell, but if you like a grassy or spinachy flavors, this tea will give you just enough (but certainly not too much) to satisfy that craving.
Overall, this is a pleasant green tea. With the Tea Can Company's individualized labeling capabilities aside, this tea is a decent brew that I would happily drink again but I wouldn't tell you that it is a "must-have" tea. However, in the big picture of the product as the tea plus its individualized labeling, this makes for a really nice gift or event souvenir, much nicer than, say, labeled matchboxes or votive candles.

— To purchase The Tea Can Company Sencha Green Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: The Tea Can Company Sencha Green Tea”

  1. Donna McCafferty Says:

    Hi Vanessa,

    Thank you for the great write-up on The Tea Can Company.
    We are blessed to have you take the time to review. If you would like a sample box to sample our other flavors I would be happy to send that to you. Our Personalization is a great feature for fundraisers, events and promos. Let me know if there is anything you need to help us get the word out. We are a new company and learning alot as we go. I love your newsletter! I will share with all of my clients/friends and family.

    Thank you again,

    Donna McCafferty
    The Tea Can Company

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