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Cultivar: Yakubita

Altitude: 600m

Harvest: Spring

Grade: Of highest quality, fantastic, organically grown

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  • Inside Story

    Sencha is Japan's most famous tea and represents nearly 80% of national tea production. It is a spring tea with special processing procedure that involves a three-fold steam cooking process. Steaming reduces the raw, green vegetal taste of the finished tea and softens (or sweetens) the taste. The best Senchas are rich in amino acids and vitamin C.

  • Japan, Kagoshima prefecture

  • Ambience

    Leaf: Tiny, needle like, deep-dark and bright jade green leaves with sweet vegetal aroma and aquatic/umami top notes.
    Infused leaf: Spinach-like leaves. Darker hues of green, tender with reminiscent aroma of sweet nuts, umami/sea and broccoli notes.
    Liquor: Bright pistachio, misty cup with scents of celery, watercress and chestnuts. Silky and soft liquor with strong umami and vegetal notes. Tannins are rich and full in mouth with lively attack of seaweed and ocean breeze and enduring lemony finish.