Sencha Nakai No.3 is harvested in late April or early May when the year's new growth is at its most vibrant and vital. Very similar in character to our Nakai No.1 but edging more towards herbaceous, fresh pea and fresh grassy notes while the sweetness fades slightly and astringency/bitterness increases. Highly refreshing and a good choice for your daily sencha fix. Recommended for those who prefer a lighter tasting 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, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: First harvest May
○ Impressions: Water chestnut, grassy/herbaceous, fresh peas.
○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.