Sencha Asamushi (USDA Certified Organic) 淺蒸有機煎茶
$9.50 – $80.00
Sencha “Asamushi “means “light steamed” sencha. This certified organic Sencha Asamushi is grown in the mountain ravines (Japanese Alps) of the Shizuoka Prefecture. Shizuoka Prefecture is located on the main island of Japan, Honshu and is referred to as the “Green Tea Capital”. The dry leaf of Sencha Asamushi is quite long and slender and the colour is a deep green. The infused leaves produce a liquor that is light, very clear and more yellow, than green in colour. The flavour of the liquor is light-bodied and vegetal, with grassy notes. The initial sip of the liquor has a slight bite, but the finish is sweet and fresh. This is a very pleasing, satisfying and traditional Japanese sencha.
Green Tea is the most popular beverage of choice in Japan. Japan is both a major producer and consumer of green tea. An average of 142,977 metric tons of tea leaves are consumed annually in Japan.
When compared to green teas from other countries, Japan teas are easily recognized by their rich, green dark leaves. This is the result of steaming the leaves immediately after plucking and then air-drying them to preserve their freshness. The two-step process captures the flavour, fragrance and beautiful colour of the leaves. The result of this efficient processing is a pleasant and refreshing beverage that is almost like having the leaves plucked directly off the plant.
50g / 1.77oz, 100g / 3.53oz, 250g / 8.82oz, 454g / 1LB