Nakamura-en #06: 2021 First Flush Superior Shizuoka Sencha 上煎茶

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Size: 100g / 3.5 oz / Spring 2021
Price:
JPY ¥1,499

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Description

Spring harvested tea leaves from Fujieda, Shizuoka, carefully selected by Tokyo-based veteran tea merchant Shuichi Nakamura.

Steeping notes

Tea: 5 grams. Time: 30 seconds. Water: 70C/160F, 200 ml. Resteep 2-3 times using hotter water (80-90C/175-195F). (The second steep can be immediate, no need to wait since the leaves are primed. The third steep might require 30-45 seconds depending on how strong you like your tea.)

For a stronger flavor, use more tea, longer time or less water; for more astringency, use hotter water.

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Steaming: regular steaming
  • Region: Fujieda, Shizuoka

The story of discovery

Nakamura-En location

We actually went out of our way to find this tea after Sencha Tea Ceremony master Yukiko Hasue introduced us to this tea. Finding the 97-year old Nakamura-en Tea Shop on the eastern side of Tokyo near the Sumo Wrestling Arena (Ryogoku station), we convinced Nakamura-san to let us carry this tea and share it with the world.

Nakamura-san does speak a bit of conversational English, so if you are ever in Tokyo do visit his shop!! He has no website though, so simply follow this simple map (GOOGLE MAP).

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