Japan Sencha Hiki First Flush
We are very excited to be able to offer one of Japans most sought after teas. The Sencha Hiki, First Spring Harvest from the Wakayama Province, is an extraordinary green tea by all standards. The dark green leaves have an even, slender shape and a striking, sweet-vegetal aroma. The light to medium bodied infusion reflects a natural sweetness and a complex fresh, fruity-vegetal aroma with a hint of citrus. A very rare tea, treasured by Japanese tea connoisseurs.
This tea will yeild at least three infusions. We recommend that you keep the water temperature low and that you time the first infusion at about 1 minute. Consecutive infusions should be kept very short – only about 20 to 30 seconds.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh, cold water to first signs of steam (140°F); let steep for 1 – 1.5 min. Good for multiple infusions.