Sencha Yamabuki - Limited Harvest

Regular price $9.50

Style: Green

Origin: Kagoshima, Japan

Description: Tea made in the sencha style is the most popular in Japan. This sencha from the Kagoshima prefecture is made with the tender first flush leaves of the spring harvest, which are quickly steamed to preserve the beautiful green colour and grassy, savoury flavour. The processing style of many Japanese teas results in steeps that are often categorized as 'umami', one of the five basic categories of human taste. This Sencha is a perfect encapsulation of that quality.

Tasting Notes: The aroma of this sencha is carried by a slightly floral nose, paired with a toasted, thick softness. The palate has a creamy texture with gentle umami notes. There is almost no perceptible astringency, and a soft, savoury nutty flavour. The tea develops a mineral sweetness - almost a copper linger, with an astringent build and fruitier notes in subsequent steepings.

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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