Welcome to our first single cultivar and single estate sencha green tea from Japan. Every few months we will offer a different single cultivar sencha for you to experience as a to-go drink at the shop or loose leaf tea to make at home.
The first one is called Sencha Sae Akari which means "clear light" in Japanese. The tea aroma has notes of edamame, sweet potato and chestnuts. The steeped tea is brothy and smooth with umami and vegetal notes. Steeped at 170 degrees for 1-1.5 minutes, there is no bitterness and it resteeps well multiple times.
The tea is grown on a farm in Shikuoka, Japan, which is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. To promote healthy microbes in the soil, the tea farmer, Kawashima-san, makes his own liquid fertilizer.
Caffeine Content: Medium
Ingredients: japanese green tea
Water Temperature: 170° F
Steep time: 1-1.5 minutes
Suggested serving size: 1 tsp/8oz of water
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