2019 First Flush: Sencha 0 Days Shaded
40 g / 1.41 oz
contains 10 servings
Harvesting without covering. We farmer call this method as “ Bari Roji” This way of production helps the leaves to create the quality which reflects the characteristics of the soil and the landscape. Especially if you harvest the new tea in spring at the right timing, you can enjoy the unique fleshy and refreshing aroma.
The sencha tea leaves are plucked in the First Flush (first harvest of the year) in Wazuka, Kyoto. The tea leaves are not covered.
Yabukita is the most popular tea variety in Japan, accounting for ~75% of the tea production in the country.
This Yabukita is produced in Shirasu area which is south side of Wazuka in Kyoto.
Sencha Production Process:
After harvesting the specific tea leaves, the leaves are immediately steamed and dried to prevent them from getting fermented/oxidized (which would turn the tea into black tea). The dried tea leaves are rolled into tight twists to reduce moisture in the tea leaves to produce the final loose-leaf tea product.
Caffeine: 12 mg
Catechin/Theanin: 0.042 g
Vitamin C: 3.6 mg