Sencha Nakai № 1
Nakai's premier sencha is picked in late April or early May, depending on the arrival of spring, when the year's new growth is at it's most vibrant and vital. Moderate steaming results in long, glossy jade green needles with little fragmentation and a flavour dominated by low notes of steamed greens, such as brassicas and spinach, cooked fresh beans and mushroom. A light, grassy sweetness and a hint of bitterness help shape a perfectly balanced sencha.
Grown and produced by the Nakai family, the current being the eighth generation to carry on the craft and tradition of authentic, loose leaf organic tea. In 1980 the family returned to the traditional way of farming by abandoning chemical fertilizers and pesticides and instead, let nature do what it has always done...take care of herself.
○ Origin: Wazuka-cho, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: May 2018
○ Impressions: Long, deep green needles. Low notes of steamed spinach, bean sprouts, shiitake. Mild, balanced sweet/bitterness.
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 10 first infusions using 4g
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.