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希物 浅蒸し煎茶 - 2023 新茶

Maremono - Asamushi Sencha

Maremono - Asamushi Sencha

30g bag

Regular price $16.00 USD
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Brewing

  • 3-5g
  • 100ml @ 70C / 160F
  • 1st Pour - 60s, 2nd Pour - 0s, and 3rd Pour - 0s

Tea Profile

Type: Light-steamed Sencha

Cultivar: Blend

Region: Ehime

Farmer: Waki Junki

 

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Jasmine floral in the nose with stone fruit, papaya. A sweet smell.

Taste: Complex. Loquat, buttered popcorn, edamame. Somehow, the fruit and vegetal flavors balance nicely. Light body.

 

The Story

Maremono could be translated as "the one and only". This is a lightly-steamed sencha from the mountains of Ehime Prefecture.

The farm is small, and has been there since the 1950s, working to preserve and promote the unique terroir of the region. The farm has won national awards from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for sustainable farming practices.

The grower, Waki-san, does not use pesticides or sprays, instead working to cultivate the natural ecosystem - using ladybugs and bees, and other beneficial insects, to take care of pests.

The tea we picked out this year is Waki-san's first-flush, lightly-steamed asamushi sencha. Beautiful golden in color and with a rich aroma, the tea leaves are carefully grown and by steaming them lightly, the delicate flavors of the leaf are left intact.

There's something about this tea that makes us want to close our eyes and imagine being on temple grounds with the scent of incense in the air.

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