HACHIJYUHACHIYA SENCHA | Yabe
Deep and Full-bodied Flavour, with a Fresh Finish Aftertaste
This premium-grade organic early harvest Sencha brews an exquisite and deep-flavoured tea, with rich and fresh aromas and finish
Hachijyuhachiya is a premium Japanese Sencha harvested from the beautiful mountains of Yame village, Fukuoka prefecture. It's picked on the 88th day of spring in the lunar calendar, which is considered the most delicious time to harvest tea. Only the best and youngest sprouts, consisting of one bud and three leaves, are hand-picked and carefully processed to produce this high-quality, rich tea.
If you're looking for a refreshing and deep flavour in your tea, Hachijyuhachiya is a perfect choice. Its delicate leaves and careful selection process make it a top-quality tea that's sure to please any tea enthusiast.
This Sencha comes from a small tea garden operated by husband and wife farmers/producers deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. Established by his grandfather, this 3rd generation farm specializes in high-grade mountain-grown Sencha and Gyokuro. The mountainous village, blessed with cool weather, is covered with snow in winter. Due to these conditions, the tea leaves in the mountains bud later than their counterparts on flat lands. Furthermore, there are fewer pests and the tea plants are able to grow without the use of chemicals, leading to the production of natural organic tea leaves.
These farmers have received Japan's highest agricultural prize, and the Minister's Award, three times. They are one of Japan's highly regarded farmers.
Cultivar: Blended, Saemidori, Yabukita, Okumidori, Okuyutaka
Method: JAS organic certification
Origin: Yabe, Fukuoka
Elevation: 650mt above sea level
Harvest: First flush, Spring 2022
Fertilizing: Bokashi fertilizer (hand-picked fermented organic fertilizer)
Steaming: Medium (futsūmushi)
Flavour profile: Rich, round, and vegetal sweet notes, gentle Umami finish
Producer: Harajima family
Content: 20g - 50g