MATSUNO FUKAMUSHI SENCHA
Honyama is the oldest mountain tea area in Shizouka that's known for producing Asamushi (light steamed) senchas. A farming group in Matsuno has dared to produced Fukamushi sencha in this distinctive area because they believed the Honyama tea leaves could be used for Fukamushi as well. The leaves grow thick under full sunshine, having both strong umami and bitterness. A longer steam removes the bitterness, leaving the umami that Fukamushi senchas are known for.
2 oz. bag
Matsuno, Shizouka, Japan / 2021 first flush / Okumidori cultivar
dark green cup / fresh & creamy sweetness up front / light astringency on the finish