Harvest Date: May 2, 2018
This tea is from the remote, high mountain and deep forest tea gardens of the eastern region of Tenryu Ward in Shizuoka , Japan. In the past 15 years, all of the tea gardens in this area have banded together to obtain organic certification for all of their agricultural produce, including tea. Tenryu high mountain valley tea gardens have a much later first flush harvest schedule due to the short sunshine days and dramatic differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures. The foggy and misty environment provides natural shading for the tea plants which grow slow and provide a concentrated impact of aroma and flavor for those that are willing to wait for the first flush to hit the market much after most other regions have been released into the market. "Kaori" means the fragrance or the "aroma" of tea. This micro-lot was dubbed "special Kaori" because of its alluring and exotic aromatic performance compared to other sencha green teas. This is a rare treat for traditional, high grown sencha lovers.
This lot of Tenryu grown Shincha is light steamed to celebrate the Tenryu region's classic characteristic Yabukita cultivar flavor profile that tasters describe as bright and tangy, exotic and citrusy, medium brisk body, elegantly balanced tannin structure with points of refreshing bitter-sweetness and lasting umami and amino acid flavors.
Organic green tea
6 grams | 1 tbsp
Add 1 tbsp (6g) tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Infuse for 45 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 2+ infusions, adding 5 seconds to each subsequent infusion.
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