Cultivars Comparison – Saemidori x Sayamakaori (40g x 2)

¥2,500

This Spring Sencha set is a really great opportunity to compare and contrast two delicious and emblematic Japanese tea cultivars, Saemidori and Sayama-kaori. Both were grown side by side in the same tea field, harvested at the same period and processed the same way, however their physical characteristics and flavour profiles are very different!

Sencha of the Forest Glow (Sayama-kaori Cultivar) is a high-grade spring tea with glossy dark tea needles. Gifted with some delightful umami taste it has a pleasant fragrance of orange and cinnamon. Naturally sweet and smooth it is a truly wonderful tea.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Rounded
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Sayama Kaori
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried

Sencha of the Gushing Brook (Saemidori Cultivar) is a medium-bodied vibrant spring tea. Bright and sunny in the cup it has some gentle bitterness accompanied by the refreshing fruity notes of cherry and grape. With a smooth and silky finish, it is a really enjoyable spring Sencha.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Sharp
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Saemidori
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried

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Description

What is Sencha?

SenchaSencha (煎茶) is the most popular tea in Japan and is unique in its distinctive emerald colour and grassy, vegetal taste. Directly translated as `brewing tea´, 80% of all green tea produced in Japan is considered Sencha. After being picked, the tealeaves are immediately steamed for about 40 to 50 seconds to stop them from oxidising. The tea is then rolled in several processes: rough rolling, strong rolling, middle rolling and finally fine rolling. This transforms the leaves into the beautiful needle shapes that are typical of Japanese tea.

 

 

Farmer Profile

 

Akihiro “Akky” Kita is our president and lead farmer here at Obubu. His desire to make this tea available to the general public is the foundation of Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms. In college, Akky took up a part-time job as a farmhand in Wazuka, and fell in love with the tea of this region. He made the decision then to leave college and devote his time to mastering the art of tea farming. Recognizing the need for independent farmers like himself to spread the joy of drinking Japanese tea, he travels each year during the winter off-season to bring Japanese tea to people all over the world.

Additional information

Weight 130 g

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