Sencha Akaike

Regular price $6.50

Style: Green

Origin: Japan

Description: Most of the well-known Japanese green teas use a steaming method to halt the oxidation process. This treatment gives many of the teas fresh, vegetal umami (savoury) flavour. The first harvest spring at many Japanese tea estates is  made into the popular Sencha.

Tasting Notes: This is a mild Sencha - the mouth has a clarity more akin to Chinese green teas than to the creamy, thick umami that Sencha is usually known for. The aroma is reminiscent of fresh-cut green grass, with sweet undertones. The palate is clear, and the savoury-sweet vegetal aroma makes its way into the cup as well, building a nice astringency and finishing with notes of kelp. This tea is excellent on its own, but also a wonderful complement to a savoury meal.

Brewing Instructions:

Western-style Brewing

3g per cup. 90-95ºC water. steep 2 minutes.

* a clearer, more astringent steep

Japanese-style Brewing 

  • First Steep - 3g per 70ml. 70ºC water. steep 1 minute.
  • Second Steep - 80ml. 85ºC water. pour immediately.
  • Third Steep - 80ml. 100ºC water. pour immediately.

* a creamier, more umami steep

Certified Organic

Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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