Description | 詳細
Here we are quite far from typical modern Sencha parameters such as umami, seaweedy, and grassy notes. Instead, expect prominent vegetal sensations and a distinct minerality characteristic of Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen’s teas.
The finely processed Sencha leaves have been allowed to grow 100% unshaded until spring harvest in May 2021 and brew a clear and aromatic yellow-green tea. The rich amount of sun results in naturally high concentrations of catechins adding a certain edge of astringency which gradually transforms into a light sweet finish.
Tsukigase Sencha is also suitable for experiments with higher water temperatures (+ 90 ° C) and shorter infusion times (3 ~ 5 sec) whereby the aromatic and astringent qualities of the leaves may be accentuated.
Tea trees | 茶樹
Cultivar: blend of harvests from different tea fields in Tsukigase
Elevation: 200-300 masl
Fertilisation: fallen leaves, straws, and other vegetation from local plant growth as well as non-GMO rapeseed oil cake
Cultivation method: certified organic (read more about organic and natural farming here)
Harvest: May 2021
Production method | 製茶方法
Steaming: medium (chūmushi)
Producer | 生産者
Tsukigase Kenkō Chaen 月ヶ瀬健康茶園 under the direction of Fumiaki Iwata 岩田文明
Origin | 産地
Tsukigase in Nara, Japan