Organic Yakushima Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Astringent, Freshly Cut Grass, Umami, Cashew, Creamy
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by LuckyMe
Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 6 oz / 175 ml

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  • “Sipdown. I liked this a lot better after tweaking my brewing. Increasing the leaf quantity and lowering temperature was key. Vibrant green color and flavor. Full bodied with notes of freshly cut...” Read full tasting note
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From Yuuki-cha

A fascinating limited organic sencha from Yakushima Island (a Japanese Island located south of Kyushu Island) famous for its ancient forest which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comes to us directly from the grower, Mr Watanabe, who has organic tea plantations on the east side of Yakushima where he, and his two lifelong friends, are cultivating various cultivars of tea bushes. One of the most interesting is Kuritawase cultivar which is the main cultivar always used to make this sencha along with a small percentage of Yabukita, Saemidori, and/or Asatsuyu cultivars (It can differ from year to year, so please check the listing information for this year’s blend).

Wonderfully fresh aroma and taste that is very distintive (exotic springs to mind) and is kept that way until it has completely sold out because this tea has all of its processing completed during shincha season (it’s not re-processed/re-roasted throughout the year like many sencha). Hence, the reason it’s always sold in a packet labeled as shincha and retains it’s fresh aroma and taste.

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Sipdown.

I liked this a lot better after tweaking my brewing. Increasing the leaf quantity and lowering temperature was key. Vibrant green color and flavor. Full bodied with notes of freshly cut grass, cashew, and cream. Upping my rating as I enjoyed it far more this time around.

Flavors: Cashew, Creamy, Freshly Cut Grass

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 0 min, 45 sec 4 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Evol Ving Ness

Hey, where’ve you been? We’ve missed you.

LuckyMe

@Evol Ving Ness thanks for asking. life has gotten a little busy recently but still here and drinking tea :). hope you’re doing well

tanluwils

I too like to treat the good senchas like expensive gyokuro for the first few steeps.

Evol Ving Ness

More or less ok here. Good to see you!

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