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Sencha from Honyama, Takayama, Yamakai

Type of tea: Futsumushi (normal-steamed) sencha (pesticide free)
Origin: Ushizuma, Aoi Borough, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cultivar: Yamakai
Harvest: May 3-5, 2017
Sencha from Honyama, Takayama, Yamakai

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Hon.yama refers to the mountainous area to the north of Shizuoka City on the banks of the Abe River. In Ushizuma, Seiji Shigeta grows rice, but also, and above all, tea with neither chemical fertlizer nor pesticide.
For him, an "ecological conscience" is not just a commercial selling point, but means careful work to obtain high-quality tea with rich taste and full fragrance. Of course, his tea is steamed in the traditional manner so that the final product is beautiful leaves that are mostly unbroken.
This is a sencha made from the Yamakai cultivar, renowned for its strength and high quality, but also notorious for being difficult to work with.
Mr. Shigeta has no reason to be humble about the result! This sencha is deliciously scented with rustic, sweet fragrances, very dense but very natural. There are no artificial flavourings here.
Prepared a little on the strong side, the liquor also reveals great density, depth with natural scents, mellowness delicately offset by a note of light astringency. All of these fragrances create a delicious sweet length in the mouth that continues to delight the tastebuds long after the tea has been drunk.

Steeping method
  • Quantity of leaves: 4 g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water: 70 ml / 1/4 cup
  • Water temperature : 75/80°C / 165-176°F
  • Steeping time : 60 seconds

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Sencha from Honyama, Takayama, Yamakai
SNC-19-009-100

USD $21.33  / 100g





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TEXT_OF_5_STARS08/05/2015   by Jakob
Truly a magnificent tea. The aroma is intoxicating and is somehow also felt in the nose as the taste...
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TEXT_OF_5_STARS11/24/2014   by Joao
This tea was sent to me as a small sample. I was absolutely astonished by the fragrance and taste. I...
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