Sencha from Yame
Type of tea: Futsu-mushi sencha (normal steamed sencha)
Origin: Yame City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Harvest: First spring harvest
Yame, located in Fukuoka Prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu, is one of the most famous tea-producing areas in Japan. Its gyokuro tea is legendary, and its sencha is renowned.
While it is a green tea that has been steamed for the normal length of time, this sencha has great character. Because it has been fired a little longer than usual, its liquor releases a mild, sweet aroma, and its taste is strong, but nonetheless very delicate, non-astringent and long in the mouth. This sencha is typical of Yame senchas, with a strong, deep flavour but no heaviness and easy on the palate, even for neophytes.
Quantity of leaves*: 3 g / 1 tsp per person
Quantity of water: 70-80 ml / 1/4-1/3 cup per person
Water temperature: 70°C / 158°F
Steeping time: 50-60 seconds
*If you are making tea for just one person, increase the quantity of leaves slightly.