Sencha from Sayama, Fukumidori cultivar

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Apple, Apricot, Astringent, Beans, Bitter, Bittersweet, Citrus Zest, Cream, Eucalyptus, Floral, Flowers, Grapefruit, Grass, Grassy, Marine, Melon, Ocean Breeze, Orange Blossom, Peach, Peppermint, Sage, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Sweet, Thick
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  • “Haha, wow! Grounding, stimulating yet calming, refreshing. It’s like an overlay of three California environments — the Montara Mountain trailhead eucalyptus grove saturated with early evening fog;...” Read full tasting note
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Floral, fresh herbs, grapefruit
Umami★★☆☆ / Astringency★★☆☆
Body★★☆☆ / Firing★☆☆☆

While it is normal for teas from Sayama to be long-steamed, this is a beautiful handpicked normal-steamed sencha.
Fukumidori is a local variety developed in Saitama.
This sencha has floral fragrances with grapefruit nuances.
The attack is powerful, and the infusion remains strong on the palate, with a slightly tannic texture, but no overwhelming astringency.
There is little umami, and this sencha was created using a process that involved wilting before steaming, which gives an especially remarkable rich bouquet of floral aromas, along with citrus, milky and vanilla notes.
In the length, this beautiful Fukumidori develops a very persistent, sweet impression.

Type of tea : Futsumushi (short-steamed) sencha
Origin : Mizuno, Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Cultivar : Fukumidori
Harvest : April 28th, 2021 (handpicked)

Brewing suggestion

Quantity of leaves: 4g/1.3 tsp Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/4 cup Water temperature : 70°C / 158°F Brewing time : 60s

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Haha, wow!

Grounding, stimulating yet calming, refreshing. It’s like an overlay of three California environments — the Montara Mountain trailhead eucalyptus grove saturated with early evening fog; a sunny Oro Blanco grapefruit grove in southern California; the cool coastline with scattered tangles of sea vegetation.

If you like eucalyptus, flowers, grapefruit peel and a strong aftertaste, please give this a try. I never would have expected such a profile from sencha.

April 28, 2021 harvest

Flavors: Apple, Apricot, Astringent, Beans, Bitter, Bittersweet, Citrus Zest, Cream, Eucalyptus, Floral, Flowers, Grapefruit, Grass, Grassy, Marine, Melon, Ocean Breeze, Orange Blossom, Peach, Peppermint, Sage, Seaweed, Spinach, Sugarcane, Sweet, Thick

Leafhopper

This company should hire you to write tasting notes! These teas all sound great, in spite of the fact that I don’t gravitate toward Japanese greens.

ashmanra

I second that!

derk

Thanks. It’s difficult to put into words an experience and to assemble subjective complexities into a cohesive description. Thés du Japon has very good teas. I never appreciated Japanese teas until ordering from them.

Martin Bednář

derk: I rarely find good words for the experience as well. Moreover, translating it to English. Sometimes it soudns great in my language, but feels “boring” in English. So, yeah… making cohesive and complex review is often hard. But you did well here!

derk

Some things just need to be taken in.

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