Sencha Miyakonojo is the premier sencha produced by the multi-Nihoncha Award winning tea farm Igeta Seicha, located in Miyazaki prefecture, one of Japan's finest tea regions.
Produced from 100% Okumidori cultivar, the first harvest leaves undergo traditional asamushi, or light steaming, producing an exceptionally clear, vibrant green liquor. Expert craftmanship produces long, emerald green needles that, once brewed, express the characteristic deep umami flavour of the Okumidori cultivar. A period of shading prior to harvest softens the astringency while highlighting the sweetness. This is truly a sencha to savour and enjoy with full attention.
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: Miyakonojo-shi, Miyazaki-ken, Japan
○ Cultivar: Okumidori
○ Harvest: Late April/May 2018
○ Impressions: Asparagus, spinach, 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.