Sencha Koyu is a deep steamed, fukamushi 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, vibrant 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.
The highest quality is a core value of Igeta Seicha and the reason they oversee every aspect of tea production, from the cultivating healthy soil to final drying of the finished tea. Multiple top Nihoncha Awards placings are evidence of this commitment to excellence.
Igeta Seicha cultivates several tea gardens across Miyazaki prefecture. It was at one of these gardens, at Kuroyama, where the humidity, fog and abundant southern sun create truly perfect conditions for tea, that they became the first tea company in Miyazaki Prefecture to earn JAS organic certification.
○ 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.