Sencha Tea, Strawberries and Cream
Price per bottle: £21-40
David T. Smith
lump, ripe, juicy strawberries immediately on the nose, joined by the dry, tannic complexity of the sencha.
Intense sencha to start, but with a wide array of nuanced flavour. A delicate leafiness, sophisticated florals, bitter tannins, and succulent fruit. So much to explore.
A touch of vanilla cream, before the long finish of the sencha comes to the fore, tasting like a freshly brewed cup.
A flavoursome gin that delivers on the advertised flavours.
Cupcakes with strawberry jam and buttercream, accompanied by a tannic, almost medicinal note.
The tea notes intensify, bringing tannic dryness which lends an interesting quality to the still-present strawberry and buttercream notes. A hint of spice, too.
Medium length, with more tea tannins and a sweetness like a bag of strawberry gummy sweets.
A decently flavoured gin; I feel it needs a sweeter mixer, like lemonade, to help the fruit notes sing.