Three weeks before hand harvesting, shade structures which filter out up to 90% of sunlight are placed over the tea to develop what is commonly called in Japan "the taste of the shadows. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic.
Showcasing exceptional aromatic finesse, this Sencha green tea won second place in the annual Aichi prefectural tea competition (Japan). Competing in the “small batch” category (lots under 10kg), it will only make it to a handful of lucky clients for an exquisite tasting experience.
Loaded with fragrances and light in tannins, its fresh herbal aromas layered with sautéed vegetables and marzipan undertones all prepare for a rich umami finish and a delicate but moving awakening of the senses.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: M. Chaen
- Altitude: 100m
- Date of harvest: May 1, 2019