A fresh, savory sencha tea that pairs well with a meal. Its rich umami scent stands up well to savory foods such as rice and seafood, while its floral finish makes it enjoyable to drink on its own as well.
Named after the producer who developed this cultivar, Inaguchi was selected from tea plant seeds of the yabukita cultivar. It has a flavor profile in between the florality of our Kōshun and the umami of Honyama.
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 licorice root & dashi.
Harvested: May 2020
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan