Liquid Jade Sencha no.1 – Mandokoro

$15.00

Watch this video for an explanation and a tasting of this tea.

Traditional sencha from the Manodokoro region where only natural methods and manual harvesting methods are stricktly observed by the local population.

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Single Estate
Mandokoro, Shiga, Japan.

Single Cultivar
Mandokoro native cultivar.
Oldest tree is 300 years old.

Green Tea
Hand-picked, Natural Sencha.

New Harvest
Spring 2019.

About the manufacturer

Ren Yamagata

Independent farmer in Mandokoro

In order to preserve the ages old tea farming traditions in the Mandokoro region, where the population is aging and less people are able to continue tea manufacturing, Ren has resolved to take the preservation of this culture in her own hands.

300 year old native bushes
0 use of pesticides

About the tea region

Mandokoro

政所

Tea mountains.
Altitude approx. 500m.

Mandokoro is one of the only regions in Japan where traditional cultivating and harvesting methods have not been overthrown by industrialisation.

 

 The inhabitants of this small village continue to treat their bushes in a natural way, only adding pampas grass and occasionally lees of coleseed used for extracting oil to the soil. 

Not one farm in this mountain village uses chemicals such as pesticides or herbicides, and each year in spring, the community gathers to aid each other in the arduous task of hand-picking the leaf, used for this absolutely delicious sencha.

I try to make my contribution each year and at least spend a day in the fields with the elderly ladies, joyfully picking tea.

Discover more about this region here.

 
 

Brewing guidelines

Suggested measurements for 1 portion.

Amount of tea

4~5g

Water temperature

90℃

Water amount

200cc

Steeping duration

40 sec

Suggested no. of infusions: [3]

Additional comments:

Brewing for a shorter time (40sec), but at a higher temperature (90~98℃) will release more of the tea’s aroma, without releasing too harsh a bitterness.

Additional impressions:

Sweet potato; Roast chestnut; Chicory bitter; Black pepper spicy; Revitalising. Strong tannins with a sweet and gentle, refreshing breeze in the mouth.

Watch my introduction of this tea:

Liquid Jade Sencha no.1 – Mandokoro

$15.00

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Weight45 g
Size

HS-code

0902.10.90

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