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    Excellent Deep Steamed Organic Sencha

    Single Estate Origin

    Deep Steamed Organic Green Tea, Loose Leaf (FukamushiCha)

    We will refrain from using too many superlatives to describe this elegant green tea. The tea leaves possess a wonderful fragrance upon opening the package. The first infusion brings forth a deeply rich colored liquid that that offers a very well rounded, smooth, mellow and rich taste. One cupful invariably leads to another along with thoughtful contemplation of the tea's complex nature. A light astringency slightly increases as the liquid cools. The second steeping produces a little darker liquid that tastes much the same as the first, but is slightly sweeter. This organic green tea from the Chiran area richly deserves to be tasted by one and all as a true example of Japanese green tea at its finest. Excellent Deep Steamed Organic Sencha has been produced according to the strict guidelines of the JAS (Japan Agricultural Standard) and is certified organic.

    • 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
    • Makes approximately 45 to 50 servings of tea

    Brewing Suggestions:
    First Infusion: Add 1 gram of tea per 100 ml of fresh water, or about one tablespoon per potful. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one minute.

    Second Infusion: Brew with the same temperature water as the first infusion but for only a few seconds. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping.

    Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. For a healthy and invigorating refreshment in hot weather chill the liquid in your refrigerator/freezer to the desired temperature or pour over ice. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.

    About Deep Steamed Green Tea (FukamushiCha)
    During processing deep steamed green tea is steamed approximately one minute longer than regular Japanese green tea. This sounds like a simple procedure, but actually it takes great skill and knowledge, such that most tea companies in Japan are unable to do it. Deep steaming causes tea leaves to lose their "leaf" shape and become separated. That makes this tea appear more powdery than others. When brewed, it often results in the thick-rich and dark green color liquid. The wet tea leaves may look mushy. Please do not be deceived by this appearance.

    Price: USD $18.00

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