[FEB 2019] - Samidori Sencha
This tea was part of The Tea Crane Subscription ed. February 2019 package.
Availability is limited.
About the tea
・Origin: Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan (single estate).
・Farmer: Teruko Azuma.
・Harvest: May 17, 2018.
・Tea bush age: 10 years.
・Type: Organic sencha / loose leaf.
Cultivar chart - Samidori
・Breeder: Masajirō Koyama
・History: Derived from a tea bush native to the Uji region. registered in 1953.
・Growth: Intermediate grower with a wide period for harvest.
・Specifications: Its growth is absolutely vertical making it a highly suitable species for the purpose of handpicking. The youngest leaf is juicy, shimmering with a lustrous pale green color, favorable for matcha, making it a preferred tencha cultivar. Its yield is good.
About the tea garden
・Name: Damu-hata (ダム畑)
・Area: 30 ares
・Category: Tea farm
・Soil type: Granite geology; decomposed granite soil
・Direction an angle: 15 degrees northeast
・Ridge direction and shape: Vertically east to west
・Other specifications of the tea garden and cultivation: New garden planted 10 years ago. Cultivated in a way that doesn't burden the plants and fertilized in a way that still maintains the features of the garden's specific soil.
About the climate
・Climate: Cold region surrounded by mountains.
・Surroundings and environmental circumstances: The farm is positioned in the vicinity of a dam, which is far away from the activity of the town. Fogs and mists occur often, improving the tea's aroma.
Regular steaming (futsu-mushi) is used for initial fixing. Processed as a regular sencha.
・Amount of tea ：4~5g
・Steep duration：60 sec.
Suggested no. of infusions: 
Undoubtably good for 3 brews. Begin with a cooler first brew as is customary for Kyoto sencha. Build up to a hotter 2nd and 3rd brew.
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