Fukamushi Sencha Murasaki

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Asparagus, Astringent, Brussels Sprouts, Butter, Floral, Grass, Kale, Nuts, Passion Fruit, Spinach, Thick, Umami, Vegetal, Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruity, Green, Marine, Savory, Seaweed, Smooth, Sweet, Tart
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “Last week’s Steepster freeze felt like a month! I’m glad we can all post tasting notes again, and I have a bit of a backlog. This is my second fukamushi sencha. I’m using my Finum infuser instead...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Nio Teas Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2 Hopefully this is the right tea, the card just said “Murasaki Sencha”. But it definitely looks like a fukamushi so this seems correct! Steeped according to...” Read full tasting note
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This beautiful deep green Fukamushi Sencha brings a powerful sweet and hearty flavor to the palate. This tea is strong and full-bodied without lingering on the side of astringency or bitterness. Because this is a deep steamed tea, the liquid becomes a dark cloudy green color with a smoother and milder taste. The tea also picks up a slight fruitiness and sweetness to it. Fukamushi teas are also great as a cold brew, creating a pleasant fruity infusion that is perfect to enjoy outside.

This tea comes to us from Hioki City in Kagoshima. It is grown on sea level in a warm, subtropical region in southern Japan with lots of rainfall. The tea in this region is nurtured by fertile volcanic soils and a warm climate.

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Last week’s Steepster freeze felt like a month! I’m glad we can all post tasting notes again, and I have a bit of a backlog.

This is my second fukamushi sencha. I’m using my Finum infuser instead of my other strainer, and I hope it will filter out more of the leaf. I steeped the 5 g sample in a 150 ml teapot using 150F water for 45, 20, 20, 20, and 20 seconds, followed by a few uncounted steeps.

The dry leaves have aromas of spinach, umami, nuts, and tropical fruit. The Finum indeed worked better than my other strainer, and I’m happy to report that no leaf bits made their way into my cup. The first steep has lots of umami, plus spinach, brussels sprouts, butter, asparagus, nuts, and hints of passionfruit (thanks, Cameron!). The second steep has a thick body and is a bit more bitter, but still has pleasant flavours of nuts, asparagus, kale, and passionfruit. Subsequent infusions are quite vegetal and grassy, though not as astringent as the other fukamushi sencha, and the final long steeps have hints of florality.

I enjoyed this more than the previous fukamushi sencha, particularly the passionfruit that appeared near the beginning of the session. The tea is smoother and less aggressively vegetal, which are both qualities I appreciate.

Flavors: Asparagus, Astringent, Brussels Sprouts, Butter, Floral, Grass, Kale, Nuts, Passion Fruit, Spinach, Thick, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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Nio Teas Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 2

Hopefully this is the right tea, the card just said “Murasaki Sencha”. But it definitely looks like a fukamushi so this seems correct! Steeped according to the directions, 5g for 150ml of 150°F water for 45s, 20s, 20s.

I don’t honestly have a lot of experience with fukamushi sencha, mostly because I generally drink a lot of Obubu teas and it’s not one of their normal sencha (although I think they do offer one?). But this has a lovely, super smooth and mellow vegetal flavor. Honestly it’s not that far off from a kabusecha, it has the same rich umami notes and silky texture. Spinach mostly, with some nice nuttiness to it. There was a lovely tart passion fruit aroma to the dry leaves, but I only get a hint of that in the taste. It’s at the end of the sip, alongside a slight astringency and touch of bitterness.

Subsequent steeps are much more deep green and taste strongly savory and marine, with more grassy notes and hints of floral. I no longer taste the fruitiness in the finish.

Tasty tea! I’m really liking having a Japanese tea to sip each day. :D

Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Fruity, Green, Marine, Nuts, Passion Fruit, Savory, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Tart, Thick, Umami, Vegetal

Preparation
150 °F / 65 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
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Love the idea of a Japanese advent so much; I need to get on top of that next year.

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