Thes du Japon / Kurosaka Tea Garden: Sencha from Mimasaka, Ryofu cultivar

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The country of Bizen-yaki ceramic and the homeland of Momotarô, Okayama Prefecture is not very well known for its tea. Yet, Mimasaka used to be a famous tea-producing area. In addition to Mimasaka bancha, sencha is also made. Mr. Kurosaka is an enthusiastic farmer who continues to keep the region’s heritage alive by producing sencha and growing many different cultivars.

Flavor notes by Florent Weugue (Thes du Japon)

This sencha has a very pronounced fragrance: sweet, recalling confectionary, with fresh notes of citrus and an appetizing dominant crown of cooked potatoes that transforms into roasted hazelnuts as it cools. In the mouth, we first experience light astringency, followed by full roundness, and then a long, powerful confectionary flavour. We also find aromas of cooked vegetables, recalling asparagus and green peppers This is a rich, astonishingly complex sencha, but it is also rustic and robust..

Steeping Recommendation

  • Tea: 4g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water: 70ml / ¼ cup
  • Water temperature: 80-85°C / 176-185°F
  • Brewing time: 45 sec

More Product Info

  • Type of tea: Futsumushi (normal steamed) sencha
  • Origin: Kaita, Mimasaka Town, Okayama Prefecture
  • Cultivar: Ryofu
  • Harvest: May 12, 2018
  • Farm: Kurosaka Tea Garden


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