Wazuka Natural Sencha
Most producers of pesticide free tea do this because they wish to produce something that is healthier and better for our environment. While these aspects are of importance indeed, the producer of this sencha mainly focusses on letting the bushes grow in a stress-free natural way.
It is believed that producing tea without pesticides is a labor-intensive endeavour, but in fact, omitting the act of using pesticides and other chemicals, means that you can reduce the labor that would otherwise be required to fulfil this task. From this producer's perspective, producing tea in a natural way is equal to reducing the workload and producing a product that is not influenced by human interference.
The Wazuka area is an environment in which the river runs central through the valley. This kind of terrain allows for enough naturally shaded locations, rendering the leaf not too thick nor too thin, resulting in a refined taste and aroma. In addition, the dew from the river allows the tea leaf to soften, and the cold winters in this mountain village render the tea much sweeter than other regions.
・Origin: Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan (single estate).
・Cultivar: Yabukita, Okumidori, Goko cultivars.
・Harvest: Spring 2017.
・Type: Naturally produced sencha green tea
・Additional impressions: Slightly metallic, fresh herbs, spring flowers.
Measurements per person.
・Amount of tea ：2~3g
・Water temperature：about 80℃
・Water amount：about 100㏄
・Steep duration：60 sec