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Sencha from Sayama, Yume-Wakaba cultivar

Type of tea : Futsumushi (short-steamed) sencha
Origin : Mizuno, Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Cultivar : Yume-wakaba
Harvest : April 28, 2018 (handpicked)
Sencha from Sayama, Yume-Wakaba cultivar

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This sencha from Sayama, a famous tea-producing area in the northern outskirts of Tokyo, is an exceptional tea in many respects. First, short steaming produces very beautiful whole leaves, something unusual in Sayama, where fukamushi steaming is most often used. Moreover, the Yume-wakaba cultivar is still very rare, even in Sayama, its native land. Finally, in addition to being a very high-quality tea, its fragrances are exceptionally sweet and floral.
In fact, the processing has included a wilting stage, to which the Yume-wakaba cultivar lends itself marvellously well. In this case it is particularly successful. The liquor remains clear, luminous and above all releases a sweet fragrance, floral but also creamy, dense and captivating. In the mouth, it is also dense, but smooth, very mellow, with no astringency, and just the right amount of umami set off by a vegetal touch. The delicious floral, creamy aromas come out next in the aftertaste, while the sweetness and freshness of this sencha remain in the mouth for a long time.
From the plucking to the drying, from the choice of cultivar to the wilting process, here is a sencha in which everything seems perfectly mastered. This delight was a wonderful surprise and it is a tea that absolutely has to be tried!

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g/1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/4 cup
  • Water temperature : 80°C / 176°F
  • Brewing time : 60s

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Sencha from Sayama, Yume-Wakaba cultivar

USD $24.00  / 50g

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TEXT_REVIEW_TITLE    Average Rating:5 of 5 Stars! 5 (2 reviews)
TEXT_OF_5_STARS03/21/2018   by Martin
This is a fantastic sencha and Florent described it with the precision of a neurosurgeon! The floral...

TEXT_OF_5_STARS01/01/2017   by Chris
This sencha is excellent! The umami is quite present, without becoming unbalanced. It has a distinct...

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