Sencha Zairai

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Sencha Zairai / /

Japanese Green Tea

From Wazuka, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island Japan


Large leaf for Sencha with many similarities to Gyokuro in appearances and flavours. Medium length, tightly rolled, needle like, fine leaves that are deep forest green in hue with bright lime yellowish coloured shards and strands. A prominent grassy aroma giving way to a light wood scent. Slight clouded appearance in the tea soup, light pale in tone. A thick, smooth mouthfeel, with a milk like creamy sweetness. Delicate grassy, seaweed and umami rounded notes are also present in the taste. A quality Sencha that keeps giving through multiple infusions.

Grown using the traditional Zairai Cultivar. This Sencha has been shaded for two weeks before being harvested in May'18. Then undergone light steaming, rolling and drying process.

Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.

Brew Guide Per Cup:

Preheat the brewing vessel & cups.

Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)

Water 65-70*c // 300ml

Brew time 1-2 minutes

Reinfuse leaves 2 / 3 times to personal taste.

Increasing water temperature with each infusion.