Sencha from Sayama, Yumewakaba cultivar
Type of tea: Fukamushi sencha (deep-steamed sencha)
Origin: Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture
Harvest: First spring harvest
Hiruma Yoshiaki is a talented producer in Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo. He has won many awards for his hand-rolled senchas and teas. However, he is also an extremely innovative producer, even a creator, who uses many different cultivars in order to discover new flavours in Japanese tea, and also, especially, new fragrances. This tea is a sencha obtained from the very remarkable Yumewakaba cultivar, which is still very young.
This tea’s liquor is smooth and light, perfectly balanced with a very delicate touch of astringency. Above all, the liquor opens in the mouth with a creamy savour in which the flavours of yellow peaches and mangos intertwine. This exotic impression is also reflected in the sweetness and stimulating fragrance of this atypical Japanese tea. It is something new, found only in Mr. Hiruma’s creations.
An amazing sencha that resembles no other, thanks to the producer’s talent and a new, highly promising cultivar.
Quantity of leaves*: 3 g / 1 tsp per person
Quantity of water: 70 ml / 1/4 cup per person
Water temperature: 70°C / 158°F
Steeping time: 40-50 seconds
*If you are making tea for just one person, increase the quantity of leaves slightly.