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.
Name: Tsukigase Okumidori Sencha, Naturally Grown
Ingredients: Certified organic green tea.
Cultivar: Okumidori cultivar.
Region: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
Additional impressions: Deep bamboo green; Sweet hint of spinach iron; Aspargus bitter.
Measurements per person.
Tea: 3 grams
Water temperature: about 80˚C/176˚F degrees
Water amount: about 100 ml
Time: 40~60 sec
Farm Name: Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen
Farmer: Fumiaki Iwata
Type: Tea farm
Region: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate)
Provided by: Tea expert Tyas Huybrechts (The Tea Crane). Based in Osaka, Tyas is the first Belgian to become a certified Japanese Tea Instructor, and a licensed instructor in the Enshu School of Chado (The Way of Tea, aka "tea ceremony"). Address: 5-5-401 Kamiyamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka, JAPAN 565-0841.