Artisan’s Reserve™ is a special blend of hand-selected fukamushi (deeply steamed) leaves, both shaded (kabusecha) and sun-grown. The result is stimulatingly complex flavor profile comprising a broad spectrum of tea flavors, from citrus overtones and melon-like sweetness, with a slightly creamy texture.
This sencha is a tamaryokucha (“curly green tea”), also known as guricha. The rich volcanic soils of the Mt. Aso foothills, where this tea is grown, make for an exquisitely rich flavor and a hearty aroma, but without the bite that comes from other soil types.