The tea leaves for this sencha were picked in the famous village of Hoshino in Yame. Hoshino means “star field”. A suitable name for the stars can be seen particularly well in this remote mountain valley. Sencha from mountain valleys like Yame are a rarity because, due to the lower temperatures, the harvest begins about a month later than in lower and flatter cultivation areas. The lower temperatures lead to more intense and complex aromas.
The Kanayamidori cultivar was used for this tea. Kanayamidori is related to the famous Yabukita cultivar and is therefore somewhat similar to it. The full-bodied Kanayamidori paired with the typical Yabukita freshness gives the tea a unique aroma.
Harvest time: May 2019
Flavor: Full-bodied and creamy aroma
Origin: Hoshino, Yame, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Preparation: In this blog post you will find a description of how to brew Japanese green tea in an optimal way.
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