Samples of hand-picked, pan-fried organic sencha (Yabukita-varietal) from Miyazaki arrived! 宮崎・五ヶ瀬の手摘み・釜炒り有機煎茶(やぶきた種)サンプル キター Milky and fruity aroma in pre-brewed leaves open up in the brew with extra nutty and floral notes. (Brewed @ 200ml/5g/80c/30sec) Color: yellowish-green, glossy Slightly oily mouthfeel tells us of the potential of this material, and long-lasting sweet finish - of craft-level processing. As infusions progress, mild tannins and herbal freshness take over.
〜日本語は英語の後です〜 Let us talk a little about our favourite tea-producing region of Japan - Yame city of Fukuoka Prefecture - a mountainous land in south-west Japan. Northern part of Fukuoka, especially Hakata port, has been a gateway to China in medieval Japan, and no wonder that first seeds of tea trees were brought back from China by Buddhist monks to this particular region, with first record of tea being planted in Seburi-yama mountain near Hakata by zen-monk Eisai in 12th cent