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Sencha from Kawane, Inaguchi cultivar

Type of tea : Futsumushi (normal-steamed) sencha
Origin : Kawane-honcho municipality, Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cultivar : Inaguchi
Harvest : May 5, 2018
Sencha from Kawane, Inaguchi cultivar

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In Kawane, the Tsuchiya family, renowned producers, make fine mountain senchas at around 600 metres (2000 feet) in altitude. However, the planting for this Inaguchi sencha is a little lower, at 250-300 metres (800-1000 feet) in altitude.
Grown from a Yabukita seed, Inaguchi is a cultivar that was developed by the eponymous Mr. Inaguchi and was registered in 1988. Today, it is an extremely rare cultivar. Yet, it is a generous, aromatic variety that adapts well to a range of different infusion methods.

When it is infused, this sencha first provides a tea that is light yet deep, with a touch of umami and a very slightly astringent texture. In short, the whole is well balanced. The general impression is green and a little vegetal.
The aromas are creamy, floral and lightly ashy. There is a mixture of vegetal and sweetness that is entirely original and unique.
The following infusions are even more aromatic, and even when hot water is used, the astringency does not increase. The aftertaste, which grows more powerful over time, is sweet and intense, especially after the third infusion.
This superb Inagushi cultivar sencha from Kawane is delicate and robust at the same time, balanced and rich in refreshing, mouth-watering aromas.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.2 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/4 cup
  • Water temperature : 80°C / 176°F
  • Brewing time : 60s

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Sencha from Kawane, Inaguchi cultivar

USD $16.80  / 50g

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