Scenic Mountain Sencha | Green Tea
A nostalgic cup with the raw and rural feel of a bygone era. Graciously green and herbaceous with a finish reminiscent of seashells.
Produced in 2022, this tea is purely “aracha,” meaning it is finished product that has not been graded, sorted, or blended. All Japanese tea starts out as aracha, but the majority of it is sorted/blended into a final product before it is sold. This is an asamushi style tea (meaning lightly steamed) made from the Yabukita cultivar in the Kakegawa region of Shizuoka prefecture. Most aracha from Kakegawa is fukamushi style (deep steamed), so this lightly steamed version is a rare find. It comes from the “Miyama” tea factory (Miyama = “beautiful mountain”), a tiny factory that produces only 300kg a year. This is the first the time their tea has been exported.
Ingredients: green tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 175°F | Steep 2 min.
Kyusu Teapot Instructions
1st Steep - 10 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 40 seconds
2nd Steep - 10 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 10 seconds
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups