Sencha Tano is a deep steamed fukamushi sencha, as seen by the fragmented leaf. Expert blending of five cultivars from the first and second harvest batches, grown at three unique tea gardens in Miyazaki prefecture, has produced a sencha well suited to casual tea sessions with friends or for those who favour a milder umami taste. Sencha Tano is the finest quality, affordable sencha we've come across so far.
Medium emerald, fractured leaves, with dry notes of raspberry, puffed rice and basil brew an opaque green liquor with tastes of chard, green beans and spinach. A portion of the harvest is shaded for one week prior to harvest, lending to a mild sweetness and pleasant 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: Tano-cho and Koyu-gun, Miyazaki-ken, Japan
○ Cultivar: Saemidori, Yabukita, Okumidori, Yutakamidori, Sakimidori
○ Harvest: April to June 2018, 1st and 2nd harvest.
○ Impressions: Chard, green beans, spinach
○ Net weight: 40g
○ Servings: 13 first infusions using 3g
|3g or 1.2tsp||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.