Organic Kagoshima Sencha Saemidori is a deep steamed organic fukamushi sencha comprised of the precious young leaves that appear in spring. The saemidori tea bushes used for this sencha are specially cared for and given priory by its grower. The grower harvests the tea bushes only once a year and harvesting only takes place at the optimum timing in spring.
In addition, a plantation area with the most suitable fertile soil, correct altitude and safest growing environment were carefully selected. Soil is managed throughout each harvest year with only natural fertilizer and with the utmost of care. As a result of all of these factors, the quality of this organic fukamushi sencha is maintained to a very high standard.
The flavor is sweet and smooth with very little astringency, and it's accompanied by a wonderful fresh aroma and beautiful green tea liquor. It's an organic Kagoshima deep steamed sencha of exceptional quality!
|Origin||Makurazaki, Kagoshima, Japan|
|Harvest Date||April 2016|
|Harvest Period||100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)|
|Cultivar(s) Info.||Saemidori cultivar is a cross between Yabukita and Asatsuyu that was developed, researched, and tested from around the 1970's. In 1990, it was finally registered, and is now successfully cultivated for the production of matcha, gyokuro, and high quality sencha in a number of tea growing regions of Japan. It is generally cultivated by organic tea farmers that, above all, seek to cultivate superior quality green tea.|
|Water Temperature||1st Infusion: 70°C/158°F
2nd Infusion: 75°C/167°F
3rd+ Infusion: Hotter Water
|Infusion Time||1st Infusion: 60 seconds
2nd Infusion: 10-30 seconds
3rd+ Infusion: Longer Steeps