First Cut Sencha

5 oz. can$26

  • Green
  • Single Estate

Sourced from the Hamada family in Kagoshima, Japan, this spring harvest offering uses a light steaming process to allow the natural fresh flavor of the tea to shine.

Tasting Notes

  • Oceanic
  • Floral
  • Buttery
  • Pine Resin

Quantity:

1
Makes ~35 cups

Extremely fresh, grassy, oceanic notes mingle with pine resin, toasty, grapefruit seed, and daffodil

Quick Brew

  • 175º - 180ºF

  • 1 tsp/8 fl.oz.

  • 3 - 5 minutes

Process

The Hamada family has been making tea for three generations in Chiran, which is one of the best and largest tea producing regions in Japan. The first plucking, which occurs during the first 80 days of Spring, contains more antioxidants and flavor than later harvests. This first plucking is much sought after and revered in Japanese culture. The steaming process is called Asamushi (light steaming), which allows the natural flavor of this tea to shine.

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