The Sayama Kaori Single Cultivar sencha from Yoshino Tea Garden is a popular product, it does very well just like their highest quality senchas. This cultivar is named after the famous Sayama tea region (where Yoshino Tea Garden is based), which encompasses Saitama prefecture and a small area of northwestern Tokyo. If you are one who likes a bit of astringency in your tea, the recommendation is to steep the tea leaves in hotter temperatures as it will bring out a nice balance of both the astringency and the sweetness.
Tea: 5 grams. Time: 60 sec. Water: 70C/175F, 200 ml.
Steep immediately upon second steep, and 30-60 seconds for the third steep.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Sayama Kaori
- Harvest: Spring 2021
- Region: Hidaka City (Sayama), Saitama
- Name: Yoshino Tea Garden
- Type: Family business, farm
The Yoshino family has been farming tea in the famous tea region; Sayama, Saitama prefecture, for at least 7 generations, and while many farmers cultivate many different cultivars, the current head, Seiichi Yoshino, has made an effort to offer single cultivar sencha to the public. He has also worked on developing his own cultivars, Horai Kincha and Murasaki Kifujin.
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