A truly flavorful sencha, which we can recommend. Fukamushi sencha roughly means "deeply steamed tea", and refers to the fact that the tea leaves are steamed for an extra long time. Steaming is possibly the most difficult part of Japanese tea making. Too short a time, and the flavor doesn't come out, while too long steaming ruins the flavor. The times are only in the range of 30-90 seconds! Therefore, it is of course important that the leaves are steamed evenly. If you want that clean, rich flavor of Japanese green tea, then this is a really good, affordable tea.
We buy our Sencha Fukamushi Superior directly from a tea plantation in Uji, outside Kyoto, the cradle of Japanese tea culture. We deliver in tightly sealed 100 gram bags. We store it in the fridge for maximum flavor. If you continue to store it in the refrigerator, make sure there is no condensation in the bag when you open it.
The taste is fresh and rich, with hints of spinach and seaweed. Do not use water that is too hot, as it may become bitter. The heavy steaming, up to one minute, as opposed to half a minute, makes the leaves more crumbly than other teas. Therefore it should be steamed for a shorter time, 35-45 seconds the first time.
From the 2023 harvest.