Nakamura-en #05: Shizuoka Shincha - First Flush Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Baked Bread, banana, Broccoli, Broth, Drying, Fruity, Marine, Mineral, Peach, Pleasantly Sour, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet, Umami, Vegetables, Yeast
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “This is not the most complex or unique sencha, it’s just very solid. It has clear liquor, a well balanced astringency and bitterness as well as a good range of flavours. The body is medium and the...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunomi

As expected of Nakamura-san, this shincha is a delicious balance of umami and grassiness. The first thing you notice is the rich umami aroma when you open the bag. On steeping, you find an opaque, green-yellow liquor with strong umami flavor for a sencha, and toasty after notes due to the green roasting conducted in refinement.

Flavor: Strong umami with hints of toastiness, low astringency, low bitterness
Aroma: rich
Leaf color: deep green
Leaf shape: Small leaf bits with some long needles, good shine on leaves indicating
Liquor: greenish-yellow, slightly opaque

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This is not the most complex or unique sencha, it’s just very solid. It has clear liquor, a well balanced astringency and bitterness as well as a good range of flavours. The body is medium and the mouthfeel on the oily side I’d say.

I didn’t find the aroma to be particularly strong, but I did detect notes of green vegetables, banana, baked bread in the dry leaf scent. First infusion is very mineral and yeasty with a light sweetness and an intriguing spiciness. There are marine notes as well as a bone broth flavour. Subsequent steeps highlight more of vegetable and fruity flavours, such as broccoli and peach. The aftertaste has a sugary sweetness throughout, but not that much going on beyond that.

Flavors: Baked Bread, banana, Broccoli, Broth, Drying, Fruity, Marine, Mineral, Peach, Pleasantly Sour, Spicy, Sugar, Sweet, Umami, Vegetables, Yeast

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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