Chiran Sencha Shincha | Organic | 2021

知覧 煎茶 「新茶」

Premium organic Sencha from the first spring harvest of April 2021 from Chiran Nōen.


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Description | 詳細

As a fresh 2021 Shincha (‘new tea’), these young organically grown Sencha leaves posses a unique mildness and silk-like smooth texture when brewed. The leaf material is combined from a total of five cultivars – Asanoka, Asatsuyu, Saemidori, Yabukita, and Yutakamidori – which are all organically farmed, shade-grown between seven and ten days prior to harvest, and subsequently deep (fukamushi) or, in the case of the Yabukita leaves, medium steamed (chūmushi). The result is an elegantly vibrant and aromatic green tea which in a natural way balances the verdant lightness of spring with a profound yet never overstated sense of umami.

Tea trees | 茶樹

Cultivars: Asanoka, Asatsuyu, Saemidori, Yabukita, Yutakamidori

Age: 10-40 years

Altitude: 150-200 masl

Shade: covered 7-10 days prior to harvest

Fertiliser: homemade, fermented organic fertiliser made of local by-products from the fishing industry and agriculture

Cultivation method: certified organic (read more about organic and natural farming here)

Harvest: April 2021

Production method | 製茶方法

Steaming: medium (chūmushi) for Yabukita; deep (fukamushi) for remaining cultivars

Hi-ire: medium (chūbi)

Producer | 生産者

Chiran Nōen 知覧農園

Origin | 産地

Chiran in Kagoshima, Japan


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