Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

Nissaka Deep Steamed Sencha

Tea type
Green Tea
Not available
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Not available
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Shinobi_cha
Average preparation
Not available

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

0 Own it Own it

Tasting Notes

There aren't any tasting notes for this tea yet.

From Hojo Tea

Originally, Deep Steamed Sencha was developed in order to savor low quality crops that was grown at lower altitude tea gardens or plucked later in the season. These tea leaves always give a bitter and astringent taste. The longer steaming process causes more destruction to the tea leaf and oxidation of poly phenol will take place. As a result, longer steaming process makes tea taste less bitter and less astringent, yet with much thicker taste.

Compared to ordinary Sencha, Deep Steamed Sencha has a deeper vibrant green color, and it gives a thicker taste with fuller body. However, Hojo particularly selects the Deep Steamed Sencha from Nissaka that is located on the slope of mountain situated in Kikugawa. We deliberately select the material that is plucked earliest in the spring. The tea leaf is tender and soft, and moreover that particular tea garden is situated on the slope of mountain. Unlike ordinary commercial grade deep steamed sencha, the tea leaf we selected for our Deep Steamed Sencha is originally not bitter and not astringent at all. Such same quality tea leaf is also used in making Asamushi Sencha. Since our material is of superior quality, we did not have to conduct steaming process for too long, although the steaming time is still longer than normal sencha.

Nissaka Deep Steamed Sencha is produced from Yabukita cultivar. Starting from the end of April until the beginning of May, the first flush is plucked based on the criteria of one bud and two leaves. Hojo selects the first flush, in particularly the earliest batch. The reason is that soon after this period, the raining season begins and tea plants grow very fast and this will cause the taste of tea becomes thinner.

For more info: http://www.hojotea.com/item_e/g03e.htm

About Hojo Tea View company

Company description not available.

Tasting Notes

There aren't any tasting notes for this tea yet.