This excellent Organic Sencha Zen Cha Saemidori Premium or “Zen Cha” is a first flush Saemidori varietal tea from Kirishima Mountain. This is a premium grade organic-certified sencha! You'll find it to be very deep and fresh. To make this tea the leaves were shaded for 7 days prior to harvesting. This encourages the production of aminoacids which lend the tea a sweeter taste reminiscent of gyokuro tea. The Saemidori varietal is a cross between Yabukita and Asatsuyu varietals. It is often used to make gyokuro because of its sweetness and creaminess.
Origin: Makizono, Kirishima, Kagoshima, Kyushu Island, Japan
Harvest: Ichibancha, 2021
Color of infusion: yellowish-green
Aroma: potent, creamy, milky, crab, cream of spinach
Flavor: deep, creamy, dense, umami, spinach, chard, long lasting grassy aftertase
Temperature: 72-74º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 25 sec; 40sec; 1min...