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Kuma Tea Gardens: 2014 Aged Competition Grade Yabukita Sencha from Yame, Fukuoka

Kuma Tea Gardens: 2014 Aged Competition Grade Yabukita Sencha from Yame, Fukuoka
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Mountain-grown on a tea field surrounded in mist every morning, this competition grade sencha made from Yabukita cultivar tea plants was shaded for 3 days before harvesting, and aged at the Kuma Tea Gardens temperature-controlled warehouse in order to create a elegantly mellow flavor. It's hard to imagine that a sencha can taste so smooth.

Competition Grade

This tea was made specifically for tea industry competitions, so only 5 kilograms was produced.

Product info

  • Name: 2014 Aged Competition Grade Yabukita Sencha
  • Ingredients: green tea
  • Cultivar: Saemidori
  • Harvest: Spring (April 23, 2014), handpicked
  • Production notes: Shaded for 3 days. Machine harvesting. Lightly steamed (asamushi).
  • Production volume: Total annual production 5 kilograms.
  • Tea field altitude: 350 meters
  • Region: Yame, Fukuoka

Steeping Notes

Cold steeping -- Tea: 5 grams. Time: 5 minutes. Water: Iced water, 50 ml. Use soft water (low in minerals). Even with filtered water, boiling first helps to remove any unnecessary smells from the water.

As a sencha -- Tea: 5 grams. Time: 60-90 seconds. Water: 70˚C/158˚F degrees, 1 cup.

 

 

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