Japanese Sofu Sencha Green Tea

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A top grade "Sofu" (Blue Wind) sencha from the Moriuchi farm in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

This tea is crafted from a new Japanese varietal first planted 8-10 years ago and now reaching perfect maturity.  It has the scent of a new wind moving through the forest - the fresh, clean wind of Spring.

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Japanese Sofu Sencha Green Tea
Japanese Sofu Sencha Green Tea
Japanese Sofu Sencha Green Tea
Japanese Sofu Sencha Green Tea

Tasting Notes

It starts with a wonderfully silky, grassy flavour and then reveals surprising citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon. Later the flavour becomes more vegetal with a smooth buttery mouthfeel leading to muscat grapes, lychee and the floral aromas of honeysuckle.

Origin & Craft

Located between Uchimaki and Miwa Village in Shizuoka, the Moriuchi Tea Garden has been around since the Edo period. The tea is grown and harvested by husband and wife Yoshio and Masumi Moriuchi.

The gardens are steep and rich, surrounded by forests.  Indeed so precipitous is the incline Mr Moriuchi has built a small monorail to lift them up, and the tea down, from the steepest slopes. They have converted the land to organic farming and our senchas are hand picked and handcrafted.

Quantity

We recommend infusing 2g of tea per 150ml of water.

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 60 - 70°C (140 - 158°F) water.

(Although you might want to try as low as 37°C for the first infusion and raise the temperature 10°C for each subsequent steep.)

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

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