Kurihara Tea #07: Imperial Sencha Hime Shizuku

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Year: 2020
Size: 20g / 0.7 oz

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A very premium sencha from the Kurihara family in the Village of Yabe, Yame District, Fukuoka, the Hime Shizuku is made with delicate first flush spring harvested leaves, and steamed just a little longer than usual to create a deep green color. 

Note: 100g bag packaging may vary between one of the two versions in the photo gallery.

Steeping Notes

  • 1st steeping - Tea: 5g. Time: 60 sec. Water: 60C/140F, 200 ml.
  • 2nd steeping -Time: 20 sec. Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml.
  • 3rd / 4th steeping - Time: 30-60 sec. or adjust to preference. Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml.

Product Info

  • Name: Imperial Sencha Hime Shizuku
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Yabe Village, Yame District, Fukuoka
  • Notes: Machine harvested
  • Producer: Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons), Kurihara Seicha Ltd.
  • Location: 4236 Kita Yabe, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 834-1401, JAPAN
  • Size / # of Fields: About 3 hectares
  • Altitude: 300 - 700 meters

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