Whole leaf Japanese sencha tea harvested and processed at the Morimoto family tea garden in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan.
Fine leaves and few leaf stalks of the tea varieties Oku Midori, Kanaya Midori and Minami Sayaka, harvested in early June, are the basis for this fine tea.
The Oku Midori leaves, which are the main component of this tea, ensure the tender and smooth base character, the Minami Sayaka part is responsible for the sweet fragrance and the vibrant green colour and the Kanaya Midori part creates the depth in flavour.
Miyazaki is the capital city of Miyazaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. Located on the coast and crossed by several rivers, Miyazaki City enjoys scenic views of both ocean and nearby, verdant mountains.
This is a really pleasant sencha with a grassy flavour and aroma which make it ideal for being enjoyed on a daily basis.
If you scan the QR code image you will be able to enjoy a nice song that I have selected to match this tea.
The Japanese Tea Evangelist says: I have been drinking the teas from the Morimoto family for years, they have become part of my favourite ones. This sencha is nice & refreshing, ideal for everyday drinking.
Morimoto Sencha Green Tea (Minami Sayaka) 100 grams
Type of tea: Japanese sencha (naturally grown)
Harvest: Early June
Tea Bush: Oku Midori, Minami Sayaka & Kanaya Midori
Amount: 100 grams vacuum-sealed pouch
Origin: Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan
This is how Shigeru Morimoto recommends brewing his sencha:
Amount of tea: the desired amount of tea
Amount of water: 200 ml of water
Water temperature: 60/75 degrees Celsius (1st to 4th brew)
Amount of time: 60 secs (1st brew) 10 secs (2nd to 4th brew)
This is how The Japanese Tea Evangelist recommends brewing this fantastic sencha tea.
Medium: Japanese clay teapot (kyuusu)
Amount of tea: 3 grams of tea (about a teaspoon & a half)
Amount of water: 100 ml of water
Water temperature: 65 degrees Celsius (1st brew) 70/75 degrees Celsius (2nd to 4th brew)
Amount of time: 60 secs (1st brew) 45 secs (2nd brew) 30 seconds (3rd brew) 15 secs (4th brew)
NOTE: If you do Gong Fu Cha my recommendation is to use your usual parameters for Japanese green teas. Remember that Japanese teas are for the most part steamed & therefore more delicate than other types of teas.