Sencha from Hon.yama, Tamakawa, Kôshun cultivar

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  • “2023 harvest So much to say, so little to desire to write. I have been burned out from work. Yesterday, a customer I’ve developed a work-related friendship with called out to me as I rushed past...” Read full tasting note

From Thés du Japon

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Umami★★☆☆ / Astringency★☆☆☆
Body★★★☆ / Firing★★★☆

Here is a Hon.yama sencha made from the Kôshun cultivar by Mr. Kosugi at the from the famous Tsukiji Estate in Tamakawa. This variety of tea tree is known for its characteristic floral fragrance. More than anything else, this is a splendid sencha, with beautiful large whole leaves that exhale a invigorating rustic springtime scent.
The infusion is perfectly clear, and its sweet perfume is composed of subtle notes of white flowers with something that recalls almonds.
In the mouth, this Japanese green tea is exquisite, light and airy. It has just the right amount of sweetness, and the floral aromas remain delicate. While the Kôshun cultivar can produce very harsh, conventional teas, this one succeeds in playing the cards of sweetness and subtlety while retaining the characteristic fragrances of Kôshun.

Type of tea : Futsumushi (normal-steamed) sencha
Origin : Terao, Tamakawa District, Aoi ward, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Cultivar : Kôshun
Harvest : April 30th & May 4th 2023

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Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.2 tsp Quantity of water : 70 ml / 1/3 cups Water temperature : 80°C / 176°F Brewing time : 60s

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2023 harvest

So much to say, so little to desire to write. I have been burned out from work.

Yesterday, a customer I’ve developed a work-related friendship with called out to me as I rushed past him. I apprehensively turned around and walked back to him. He told me a story.

‘There was an American man who traveled to Japan during war. The Japanese consulate denied him a new visa so he went to sit in a park. He drank tea and wrote a poem, then went back to the consulate to present it. After reading the poem, the consulate granted him a new visa.’

My customer inhaled sharply to stifle his tears.

’The poem read:

Drinking a bowl of
green tea
I stop the war.’

We parted ways.

He is a teacher.

https://www.ahapoetry.com/PP1000..htm

Martin Bednář

A hug in 3 lines.

gmathis

Thank you for sharing that!

Leafhopper

That’s beautiful.

Kaylee

A parable within a parable <3

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