Japan Obubu 'Sencha of the Summer Sun' Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Butter, Cut grass, Seaweed, Sweet, Astringent
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 12 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “Tea from July 2019. Super short steeping time. Brews very light green colour and of course it is clear. I feel completely tired today, I had another inventory check in night, but it was more okay...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A good tea, but not for me. Very astringent, lots of seaweed notes. I’ve been back to this a few times but I’ve really settled into the Chinese greens and this is just too astringent for me. Not...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m going to hold off on a rating until I get to experiment a bit more, but I wanted to get my initial notes down. Tea is from July 2017. Brewed western-ish, based on pkg directions (3.5g/175ml, 70...” Read full tasting note

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A powerful sencha with strong astringent tones which develops into a gentle sweet finish.

Sourced direct from Obubu’s farm in Kyoto.

Tasting Notes:
- Strong astringent tones
- Powerful grassy taste with a sweet finish

Harvest: Summer, July 2017

Origin: Kyoto Obubu Tea Farm, Wazuka-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Altitude: 0-500m
Cultivar: Yabukita
Farmer: Akihiro “Akky” Kita
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 20%+

Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 70°C/158°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 60 seconds

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Tea from July 2019. Super short steeping time. Brews very light green colour and of course it is clear.

I feel completely tired today, I had another inventory check in night, but it was more okay than I thought. It was duty free shop on Prague airport. So much perfumes I had to scan. I wonder if the price of those perfumes are worth? 200 USD for 75 ml of perfume? I rather spend it on tea.

When dry, it is quite strong as seaweed, buttery, not very appealing. Astringency as well. But when brewed? It is different story! Of course little astringency is still there, then cut grass, some sweet notes, bit of seaweed too. I think it is nice example of sencha. It is not bad one?!

Flavors: Butter, Cut grass, Seaweed, Sweet

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Mastress Alita

I haven’t had this particular sencha, but I have had a houjicha before that was made out of this particular sencha, and it was so good. I love Obubu Tea Farms, one of my favorite Japanese tea suppliers. <3

Martin Bednář

Honestly I have bought it, because I ran out of good (and loose leaf) greens and loved the name. To bring back Summer! Haha

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A good tea, but not for me. Very astringent, lots of seaweed notes. I’ve been back to this a few times but I’ve really settled into the Chinese greens and this is just too astringent for me. Not round or corny or buttery enough. It took me a few tries to ensure it’s not the tea – it’s not.

Flavors: Astringent, Seaweed

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 12 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Leafhopper

Have you tried steeping it at really low temperatures, like 158F? I saw this recommendation on the Yunomi website and it helped with another tea.

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I’m going to hold off on a rating until I get to experiment a bit more, but I wanted to get my initial notes down.

Tea is from July 2017.
Brewed western-ish, based on pkg directions (3.5g/175ml, 70 C), 3 infusions in all.
Dry leaf smells straight-up savory, with strong aroma of toasted seaweed.
45 sec – Light green/golden brew also has the toasted seaweed aroma along with green vegetable notes. Taste is smooth, savory, and meaty with some nutty, grassy, and lightly steamed green vegetable notes. Age of tea might be showing – no freshness that I associate with greens, though flavors are otherwise good. Pleasant & soothing, but lacking strength overall.
30 sec – Slightly darker brew, a little less seaweed aroma & flavor. Leaves have much sweeter aroma, but taste is about the same (smooth, savory), just without the strong seaweed note.
1 min – not too bad, but flavor very diminished.

I’d like try with more leaf, as I feel this was lacking a certain punch. Certainly not bad, but not very intense, and infusions petered out quickly – though that might also be the age of the tea, as noted. I also might play around with temperature.

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