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Vintage Mountain Grown Sencha 2017

The Tea Crane

  • $1200


This tea is grown in the mountains of Nara prefecture at an approximate height of 300 meters high. The farm is stretched out over an area of nearly 8 ares, and is rich in red-yellow forest soil. Since the farm is positioned on the top of the mountain, the bushes enjoy an abundance of sunlight, supporting them in their growth, and imbuing the final tea with a fresh and fragrant aroma.

This native cultivar has been growing in its present location, unmodified, for nearly a century. It is distinguished by a gentle yet distinct sweetness on the palate.



Origin: Tsukigase, Nara, Japan (single estate).
Farmer: Fumiaki Iwata.
Cultivar: Nara native cultivar.
Harvest: Spring 2017.
Type: Mountain grown organic sencha green tea / loose leaf. 
Additional impressions: Strong flowery aroma with a fresh menthol mouthfeel lingering in the aftertaste.

Brewing Method
Measurements per person.

・Amount of tea :3g
・Water temperature:90℃
・Water amount:100㏄
・Steep duration:40 sec

Suggested no. of infusions: [3]
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.


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