Sencha Koyu is a fukamushi, or deep steamed, sencha consisting of first harvest Saemidori and Yabukita, shaded for seven days prior to picking and grown at Igeta's tea gardens in Miyazaki prefecture. You'll find a mix of lustrous green, medium needles and smaller particles with a satisfying scent of nori, cooked zucchini and Brazil nut. The Saemidori cultivar, a hybrid of Asatsuya and Yabukita, marries the sweetness of the former with the balance and freshness of the latter. Sencha Koyu is no exception. The light bodied, pale green liquor coats the mouth with an initial sweetness that gives way to deeper bean sprout and edamame flavours and finishes with a mild, refreshing bitterness.
○ Origin: Koyu-gun, Miyazaki-ken, Japan
○ Cultivar: Saemidori, Yabukita
○ Harvest: April to May 2018, 1st harvest.
○ Impressions: Chestnut, edamame, bean sprouts
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 10 first infusions using 4g
|4g or 1.5tsp||60 seconds|
As with most of our teas, this tea can be steeped several times. Second infusions are usually made with slightly hotter water and about half the time. Third or fourth infusions require longer times of 90+ seconds. Please remember, these are guidelines to get you started and you may find your preference is to adjust them.