Obubu #06: Sencha of the Summer Sun, Green Tea

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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms


Sencha of the Summer Sun

Tea color Tea leaves Brewed leaves

Sencha of the Summer Sun or 太陽の煎茶(夏) is the companion to Sencha of the Spring Sun, with a bitter taste that is strong at first. But the as the aftertaste spreads through you mouth, you begin to taste the sweet early summer sun shining brightly. Great for washing down oily meals (like summer BBQs...yum!).

summer sun tea fieldsGrown uncovered on west-facing slopes, the leaves take in the strong early summer sun and warm breezes before they are harvested in early July. The soil of the tea fields is composed of granite that has eroded after many millennia.

 


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