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.
Although this variety has not in fact been grown under any semi-opaque, light-reductive, and heat-trapping covers, its flavor comprises that faint hint of humid soil which characterizes teas cultivated by that method. Not only will it reveal the true charm of sencha: sipping it will also afford a moment of utter peace.
Note: Since it is repacked by Yunomi, it loses its organic certification.
Name: Tsukigase Yabukita Sencha
Ingredients: Certified organic green tea.
Cultivar: Yabukita cultivar
Region: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
Notes: Grown without pesticides or fertilizers (only forest litter is used).
Additional impressions: Full body; Fresh cut grass; Little earthy.
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.