This Organic Sencha Premium “First Kiss” is a first flush blend of the finest cultivars cultivated by Shutaro Hayashi, 5th generation tea farmer on Kirishima Mountain. This is his premium grade organic-certified sencha and you’ll find it to be extremely well-balanced. To make this tea he actually blended non shaded Okuyutaka and Yabukita tea bushed (roji-saibai) with leaves from shaded bushes (kabuse-saibai), including high-end quality leaves from his shaded Asatsuyu bushes. This tea will speak to you. You’ll appreciate a very fine final sorting and precise final drying making this tea a true stand-out sencha.
Origin: Kirishima, Kagoshima, Kyushu Island, Japan
Harvest: Ichibancha, 2020
Color of infusion: light green
Aroma: potent, creamy, crab, sweet corn
Flavor: full, rich, deep, marine, broth, nutty in later steepings
Temperature: 75º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 30sec; 1min…