Sencha, Honyama 2020・本山

Regular price $22.00

Shipping calculated at checkout.

We are waiting for 2021 harvests, which should arrive in late June. Please sign up for our newsletter to be notified when it arrives!

Crafted from yabukita, one of the earliest cultivars registered by Japan's agricultural research center (NARO) in 1953, this tea is well balanced: strong yet not overpowering, fragrant yet approachable. The first sip delivers a rich vegetal profile and a light, pleasant astringency. The finish is floral and sweet. It is a wonderful representation of the tea upon which most senchas are based.

Senchas are the most commonly drunk loose leaf teas in Japan, making up 70% of the country's tea production. It is usually highly vegetal and seaweed-like in flavor. The most revered senchas strike a perfect balance of vegetal flavor, sugary aroma, bitterness, and astringency.

Notes of seaweed soup & fresh radishes.

Harvested: May 2020
Cultivar: yabukita
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

Includes 36g (9 servings).

Fans of this tea might enjoy our Sencha, Yumesuruga.