The single-origin Sencha is produced by Mr. Onitsuka, a leading organic producer in Shibushi City in Kagoshima Prefecture. The cultivar Yutaka-midori produces a rich, savory flavor.
Onitsuka-san's Sencha is grown in the fertile soil of Kagoshima, where a moderate wind from the Kuroshio current blows. His tea grows close to the ocean, nurtured by rich, black soil and mild rainfall. His love for his tea seems to nurture its growth and this shows in the many awards he has won. Onitsuka-san stresses the importance of having a staff who are positive-minded; you can really taste the effort that they put into making it. We thank everyone who put effort into creating such beauty.
Harvest: First Flush
Buttery mouthfeel and flavor. It has a delicious, pumpkin-like aftertaste.
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Leaf-water ratio: 2-3g (1 rounded tsp) per 4oz
Steep: 90 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; steep 30 sec