Organic Tenyru Yamakai Sencha

Organic Tenyru Yamakai Sencha

Regular price $16.00
  • 50 grams
  • Single Origin | Single Cultivar
  • Ships from the United States
  • Low stock - 3 items left
  • Inventory on the way

This sencha pairs the uniquely fresh, green and complex aroma of the rare Yamakai cultivar with a light and refreshing finish.

Tenryu is the westernmost of Shizuoka's three mountainous tea-growing regions, with tea fields dotting the mountains that flank the Tenryu River and its tributaries. Like other mountain teas (山茶 – yamacha) from Honyama and Kawane, Tenryu tea is praised for its transparent and elegant taste, deriving from the mineral rich soil and the subtle, natural shade of fog and mountains. Compared to the Honyama and Kawane teas, Tenryu fields are typically planted further up the mountains, at higher altitudes and nestled away from pollution. Typically unshaded and lightly steamed, Tenryu sencha is known for its clear, crisp taste, and distinctive aroma, known as yama no kaori (山の香) or mountain aroma.

Cultivar: Yamakai

Region: Tenryu, Shizuoka

Producer: Osada Seicha

Harvested: May 1st, 2023

Elevation: 300-500m

Picking: Handheld Machine

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

2g per 50ml of water
(.07oz per 1.7oz)

Water Temperature

75º C (167ºF)

Brewing Time

60 seconds

Meet the Producer

Osada Seicha (おさだ製茶)

Cultivar: Yamakai

Yamakai is an unregistered Shizuoka cultivar developed in 1967. Originally disregarded on account of its unique aroma, it has since seen a resurgence in popularity as uniqueness and aroma have become more desired by tea enthusiasts.

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