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Sencha, Honyama 2020・本山

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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.