YAMAGIRI SENCHA | Yabe
Well Balanced Body Flavour and Aroma, with Deep Taste
This regular-grade organic Sencha brews an exquisite deep flavour liquor, with rich and balanced aromas
Yamagiri Sencha, meaning "mountain mist," is a medium to high-grade Sencha tea that captures the essence of the cool spring mornings surrounded by mountain mists in the family's tea fields. This blended Sencha uses the Yabukita cultivar as a base, and other cultivars such as Saemidori, Okumidori, and Okuyutaka. The Yamagiri Sencha is a unique blend created by the farm and is well-balanced in aroma and deep taste. It's the most popular Sencha from the producers and is highly recommended for enjoying at home.
About the Tea Garden:
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, Yabukita base, other: Saemidori, Okumidori, Okuyutaka
Method: JAS organic certification
Origin: Yabe, Fukuoka
Elevation: 650mt above sea level
Harvest: First flush, Spring 2022
Fertilising: 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