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Sencha from Asamiya, Yabukita cultivar

Type of tea : Futsumushi sencha
Origin : Okuyama, Kami-Asamiya, Shigaraki town, Kôga city, Shiga prefecture
Cultivar : Yabukita
Harvest : May 20, 2017
Sencha from Asamiya, Yabukita cultivar

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Teas from Shiga Prefecture, where Lake Biwa is found, are called Ômi teas. Asamiya refers in particular to the area in the township of Shigaraki, right next to Kyôto Prefecture and the famous towns of Wazuka and Uji-tawara.
The producer, Kitada Takuya, is offering a sencha typical of unshaded, unroasted Asamiya, with fragrances that depend as little as possible on how the tea was dried. This tea was not roasted.
This sencha has very fresh, green aromas with notes of pine and chlorophyll. Although the first impression is light and supple, this sencha has enough presence in the mouth. It has no astringency, but velvety umami, light but full. This is a very fluid, refreshing sencha, with a strong aftertaste and fine length in the mouth. It is vegetal and sweet.
This is a very pure Japanese tea, with good contrast between roundness and fresh fragrances.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/3 cup
  • Water temperature : 80°C / 176°F
  • Brewing time : 60s

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Sencha from Asamiya, Yabukita cultivar

USD $21.33  / 100g

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