Organic Sencha "Warashina Supreme"

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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Grown organically near the Warashina river in Shizuoka, this organic asamushi-cha (light steamed green tea) sencha has a green-yellow color to it, is clear, and carries a a nice grassy aroma. Certified organic. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.
Available in 50gm packages.

Ease of Brewing Advanced – A little prior green tea experience recommended.
Growing Region 100% Shizuoka
Year Harvested 2010
Harvest First
Grown Under Full Sun
Steaming Light
Color Yellow-Green
Aroma Medium
Taste Medium
Astringency Medium
Organic Yes
Breed Yabukita
Recommended Brew Temp 170F / 77C
Recommended Brew Time 2.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio .6g per 1oz (30ml) water

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311 tasting notes

Opening the pouch, first notice a sweet rich scent, with hints of cherries & chocolate.

Preheated the kyusu (iron-rich clay, unglazed interior) for the 4 grams of leaf, typical sencha appearance of the dark thin pieces of leaf.

First infusion 160 degrees, about 30 seconds, pouring into my big chawan, lots of leaf bits come too—probably will strain the next infusion. Thick, silky, rich mouthfeel with sweet, delicate vegetal flavor, oh my. It is a little less leaf than I usually use in this 160mL kyusu, so the richness of the mouthfeel is surprising.

Really enjoying this one a LOT, now about the 5th infusion, and temp upped to 180 degrees for this infusion: it’s still sweet, light, rich. A bit of astringency has crept in, and I probably should have kept this one a bit shorter.

One more infusion, 180 degree water, and about 1 minute infusion, and we’re back to sweet, light, rich, with astringency retreating again into the background. I agree that this one is ‘Supremely’ good.

160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Thanks to Cole for the nice sample!
This tea is very similar to O-cha’s (formerly offered) organic sencha, Okitsugawa Supreme.

Meaning, I found it to be a nice-tasting sencha, but unremarkable, or just simple. Since it’s not obtainable anymore (at least currently), it won’t make for a good everyday organic sencha…but if it was available, I’d say it would make a good every day green tea.

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Very nice quality Organic Asamushi. Nice mellow flavor. Low astringency. very enjoyable.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

2nd Infusion: 30 sec, 3rd: Infusion 2 min

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