This is a premium grade Sencha from the Taniba area in Chiran, Kagoshima. Taniba’s climate is warm and the soil is fertile allowing the tea trees to grow without stress. Den’s Sencha Taniba is made even better due to its special cultivar, “Okumidori”. Okumidori produces a deep green cup, with light sweetness and little astringency. It is a great Sencha for a slow and relaxing tea time.
Origin: Taniba, Kagoshima
Harvest: First Flush
Sweet and mellow. A slight “fatty” taste on your tongue like a deep steamed Fukamushi Sencha, yet you can drink several cups without it being boring.
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Leaf-water ratio: 2-3g(1 rounded tsp) per 4oz
Steep: 90 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; steep 30 sec