Withered Sencha Green Tea - #03 Hokumei, Single Cultivar by Okutomi Tea Garden

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Size: 20g / 0.7 oz / 2020
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From 7-time Minister's Award Winning, 15th generation tea farmer Masahiro Okutomi (Okutomi Tea Garden, Sayama, Saitama), a single cultivar sencha green tea that has been withered slightly for a few hours to impart a floral aroma.

This type of tea is known as ichoucha - "withered tea" - and the processing technique is borrowed from oolong tea processing. During withering (a few hours between harvest and before steaming), the leaves undergo a very slight amount enzymatic oxidization, the same process used to create oolong and black teas. Doing this adds floral notes to the leaf.

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: Hokumei
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Sayama, Saitama

 

The Cultivar - Hokumei


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