Hand-picked Sencha (30g)

¥1,300

Medium-bodied with a long presence, this Sencha offers a balance of sweetness and astringency accompanied by grassy and vegetal notes. These emerald green needles create a light golden liquor with a floral aftertaste. Grown in full sunshine and picked by hand for the National Tea Competition, it is one of the most luxurious Senchas.

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

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

Akky-san Farming Tea

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 80 g

1 review for Hand-picked Sencha (30g)

  1. Obubu Tea

    Reviews by tea professionals and enthusiasts:

    “The flavor is intense, with a really rich umami and sweetness. There is only a slight bitterness in the finish. A difficult flavor to describe, there’s a bit of a fruity tanginess to it, like berries. I can definitely taste notes of melon, and there are subtle hints of mint or camphor in the aroma. The sweetness and umami of this tea really linger in my mouth, making me salivate quite a bit”- Lion, 2014

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