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The Tea Crane: Okumidori Sencha - Ao Tsuru

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The Tea Crane: Okumidori Sencha - Ao Tsuru

The Tea Crane's Description

This tea is a high-quality sencha produced on organic farms, and is therefore both safe and unsullied: free of anything known to be unhealthy, and uncontaminated as to flavor. Consequently, it tastes as sencha really should.

The name of this cultivar – Okumidori – means in English ‘profoundly green’; and this applies not only to the hue of its leaves but also to its savor, which – in contrast to that of most other cultivars – combines a savory sweetness with an astringent aroma of freshly-mown grass that lingers somewhere within the area above the soft palate.

Note: Since this is repacked by Yunomi, it loses its organic certification.

Product Info

  • Name: Okumidori Sencha - Ao Tsuru
  • Ingredients: Certified organic green tea.
  • Cultivar: Okumidori cultivar.
  • Harvest: Spring 2015.
  • Region: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
  • Additional impressions: Deep bamboo green; Sweet hint of spinach iron; Aspargus bitter.

Steeping Info

Measurements per person.

  • Tea: 3 grams
  • Water temperature: about 80˚C/176˚F degrees
  • Water amount: about 100 ml
  • Time: 40~60 sec

Vendor Info

  • Name: The Tea Crane.
  • Type: Merchant.
  • Owner: Tyas Huybrechts, based in Osaka, he is the first Belgian to be come a certified Japanese Tea Instructor, and a licensed instructor in the Enshu School of Chado (The Way of Tea, aka "tea ceremony").
  • Region: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
  • Address: 5-5-401 Kamiyamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka, JAPAN 565-0841.

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