2020 Sencha First Flush: Sencha Okumidori (Shaded for 18 days)
40 g / 1.41 oz
Approximately 10 servings
This Okumidori field is located in the heart of Yubune, in area known as “Mukaide.” Previously occupied by old cedar trees, a clearing was made to create space for the tea plantation. With direct exposure to sunlight during the day, and sufficient shade from neighbouring Gonose, this field is extremely ideal for the production of kabusecha (shaded tea) or tencha.
We have been using this field annually for the production of tencha. Following the first harvest of the year, the tea plantations are carefully maintained and cared for with nitrogen rich fertiliser in anticipation of the next harvest.
We hope you enjoy the distinct umami taste unique to Kyoto.
To further emphasise the charm of our shaded tea, d:matcha works closely with wholesalers during the processing phase. After the tea leaves are harvested, rolled, and dried, any excess stem or powder is carefully extracted. The tea leaves are also gently heated again, but not to the point of roasting, to further highlight the aroma and taste.