The Tarui Family's Organic Sencha Chouseiden, meaning "long-life", utilizes Shizu 7132, a rare cultivar that provides a full-bodied, rich flavor balanced with sweetness. Only bud and first two leaves used.
Name: Organic Sencha Chouseiden
Japanese name: 有機長生殿
Ingredients: green tea
Cultivar: Shizu 7132
Cultivation & Processing Notes: Uses only the top bud and first two leaves (isshin niyou 一芯二葉)
Steaming: Fukamushi, deep-steamed
- Harvest: April
Region: Nearaicho, Shizuoka Prefecture
Consider also cold steeping or ice steeping (see Steeping Techniques).
Tea: 5 grams or 1 teaspoon. Time: 45-60 sec. Water: 70˚C/158˚F, 180-240 ml.
Tea: same. Time: 10-20 seconds. Water: 80˚C/176˚F, 180-240 ml (about 1 cup).
Increase time to 30-45 seconds or to desired strength.