Origin: Kagoshima, Japan
Flavor Profile: Smooth and roasty. In Japanese,“Hika” describes a toasty aroma- and this is our Hika exactly. This sencha has a phenomenal, unbounded creamy,buttery body, with the slightest hint of warm apricot marmalade on a toasted English muffin.Lingering aromas of fire-roasted pine nuts, toasted hazelnuts, and sweet barley. All the while, the characteristic fresh green, vegetal sencha flavor peeks through.
Tea Story: We get the name Hika from the Japanese term that describes a toasty aroma in a tea. This toasty aroma is created by the masterful roasting of a sencha, a Japanese stlye green tea. Senchas are famous for their crisp, green, slightly astringent flavor- a flavor that is extremely clean and can even be buttery.
Our Hika Sencha is unusual in the world of senchas because, in addition to the traditional sencha flavors, the forward, dominating flavor is of toasted or roasted quality. Really delicious! This tea is the perfect gift to any sencha connoisseur- not often seen outside of Japan, it is unique, exciting to the palate, and delectable!
Samovarian Poetry: Straight up sencha with a phenomenal, unbounded creamy,buttery body, warm-apricot-marmalade-on-toasted-English-muffin taste.Lingering aromas of fire-roasted pine nuts.
Food Pairing: Sip on the Hika while enjoying smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with cream cheese- the toasted and creamy flavors with echo beautifully, while the clean, green sencha flavor will refresh the palate. Think seafood: Mahi-Mahi, or any light, flaky white fish would pair delightfully with the Hika Sencha.