Sencha Sora is a mild sencha, sort of like the quiet person in the room, that once you get to know, will reveal great depth of character. The taste, while definitely not over-bearing, hits all the right notes in perfect balance. The oily mouthfeel combined with a nutty, minty finish and lasting freshness make for a tea deserving of attention. Sencha Sora creates a very profound body-feel and is perfect before meditation.
Four hours by train from Wakayama, following the mountainous coast much of the way where fishing is the obvious industry, you'll arrive in Nachikatsuura, a short drive from Minamiōi. Dai Oizumi came here in 2006 seeking, like many people, a return to the land and a simpler life of farming and self-sufficiency. Although not a well known tea producing region, there are a number of tea gardens tucked into the mountains, like the one in Irokawa I visited this past year.
Since 2012, Dai-san has been crafting a number of high quality teas, with a natural ability, that are a true expression of himself...Unassuming but with great depth. He produces naturally grown, chemical free tea under the name Dokodemosora or Endless Sky, meaning a world without boundary.
○ Origin: Higashimuro-gun, Wakayama-ken, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: Spring 2018
○ Impressions: Low astringency, green beans, orange sweetness on the nose, nutty oilliness, minty/herbaceous finish and persistent sweetness on the tongue
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 10 first infusions using 4g
○ Tea Leaf：4g
○ Water temperature：80℃ (176℉)
○ Water amount：100ml
○ Steep duration：60 sec.
As with many 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.