Sencha fukamushi from Shizuoka, Yamakai cultivar
Made in the "old style" (unshaded trees, long steaming), GATE delivers the first punch of the season. Harvested very early in the spring to keep astringency and bitterness at bay, its profile shines with bold and grassy aromatics over a well-balanced umami background.
The highly aromatic Yamakai cultivar holds a dear place in my heart. As does the Hatsukura area, this famous Shizuoka district where teas grown on the luscious slopes tend to easily take on the deeply satisfying umami taste. Combining interesting cultivars with great terroir proves again to be a recipe for success.
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