Organic Kagoshima Sencha Yamakai

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Green Tea
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Caffeine
High
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Organic
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4 g 100 oz / 2957 ml

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  • “Rich, savory, sweet, and comforting. This tea has wonderful body and sweet aftertaste. I’ve put the cup down for 5 minutes yet I can still feel the complex flavors and velvety texture cover my...” Read full tasting note
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From Yuuki-cha

A totally exclusive organic sencha that was specially made by our grower in Hioki, Kagoshima specifically for us to purvey at our online tea store this year.

A light steamed organic asamushi sencha made from a small production of Yamakai cultivar, a pretty specialized and exclusive cultivar nowadays, and quite well known for its higher levels of methylated catechin than many other Japanese tea cultivars, however, not associated with any nasty bitterness or astringency.

In fact, this particular one is very naturally sweet with a slightly thicker taste that remains smooth and clean on the palate, both succulent and savory with no bitterness and no lack of fragrance when brewed either. Not quite as clear as some of our other lighter steamed organic sencha, but the extra thickness adds a greater depth and complexity of taste making it both a delicious and healthy Japanese green tea.

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Rich, savory, sweet, and comforting. This tea has wonderful body and sweet aftertaste. I’ve put the cup down for 5 minutes yet I can still feel the complex flavors and velvety texture cover my tongue. I’m picking up notes of roasted brussel sprouts, sugar cane, nori, tannin, minerals, edamame, and a hint of menthol that creates a cooling effect.

The dried leaves have a rich sweet fragrance that is only amplified when wet. The leaves are nicely shaped (not overly processed) and have a deep green color. The tea soup is an opaque, vibrant light green. Its rich, velvety mouth-feel is almost luxurious. It’s also quite infuse-able, putting forth delicious flavors until the 5th steep, which is still tasty and refreshing.

Tip: Try Akira Hojo’s green tea brewing method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adxPErjUHvA. I know it might seem somewhat cumbersome, but just try it as an experiment. You’ll get way more out of your green teas with this method. For this tea, however, since it’s organic, I’ve combined the initial rinse with my first steep and it was delicious.

Preparation
4 g 100 OZ / 2957 ML

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