This sencha is refreshingly sweet. Its round texture is what stands out—where other green teas deliver with umami or floral aroma, this sencha is soft, deep, mellow with little bitterness and no astringency.
The musashi kaori cultivar has origins in Taiwan, similar to the "sora" sencha that we carry and is a derivation of Taiwanese milk oolongs. It was first developed in the Saitama Prefecture, just north of Tokyo and is most commonly found in that region. We were surprised to discover that our producer grows musashi kaori in Shizuoka.
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.
Harvested: May 2021
Processing style: nemuri hime
Cultivar: musashi kaori
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
Includes 36 grams (9 servings).
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