SA Sencha Tea
First off; a shout out to Jeff Oxley, of the Digital Photo Collages Blog, for pointing this tea out to me. After he had mentioned it I spied some at the local Japanese super market while I was there picking up some groceries with the wife, and she was kind enough to oblige the purchase. This is another tea grower out of Seattle and they have a website at www.sugimotousa.com, the “Tea Maestro” also maintains a blog! Note that I would not recommend the incredibly high priced tea pot he is selling (unless he gave me one for free...hint, hint nudge nudge know what I mean... I'd even do a review of it right here on this blog, nudge nudge know what I mean), a pyrex liquid measuring cup works just fine and you can get them about anywhere.
On to the tea, it is up there with “My Green Tea” as far as quality. I do have a quibble with the instructions on the bag though, it says the ideal water temperature is 175 F. and I say go for 140 F. 175F. makes it a bit strong and also makes the tea useless after the first infusion. This tea gets a Zero on the spitwad™ scale and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Sencha.