Sencha Gift Set

¥4,500

A perfect gift for a tea lover, familiar with Japanese tea flavors. Both Kabuse Sencha and Sencha of the Spring Sun, included in the sencha gift set, are the highest grade Japanese teas with rich authentic flavor. They are grown locally in one of the most respected tea areas – Wazuka, Kyoto and made in spring – a prime season for most flavorful teas in Japan. Kabuse Sencha (50g), the leaves of which are shaded from the sun before harvesting, comes in between Sencha and Gyokuro. The shading results in a rich vegetal umami flavor, that is almost exclusive to Japanese green tea. Sencha of the Spring Sun (50g), the leaves of which are left to receive full sunshine, develops a beautifully balanced flavor of light sweetness and pleasant astringency, typical to a high grade Japanese sencha. A truly unique gift to enjoy authentic Japanese tea flavors! If you would like to add a personal message to the gift, write it in the order notes section at the checkout and it will be printed on a beautiful seasonal tea postcard.

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Description

What is Sencha?

SenchaSencha (煎茶), which means `brewing tea´ is the most popular type of tea in Japan and is unique in its distinctive emerald green colour. In fact 80% of all green tea produced in Japan is considered Sencha. After being picked the Sencha leaves are immediately steamed for about 40 to 50 seconds to stop them from oxidising. This step is followed up by several rolling processes (rough rolling,-strong rolling, middle rolling, and finally fine rolling) carried out by man-operated machines. These imitate the hand rolling process from earlier times and transform the leaves into evenly formed shapes.
Traditionally the cultivation of Sencha is divided into three harvesting periods. The first leaves that are picked from April to May are the youngest, most tender, ones and are therefore providing the best quality Sencha. In June and July is the summer harvest. The last harvest of the year is accomplished in Septembre. Each harvest gives Sencha a unique characteristic.

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 300 g

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