Japanese Sofu Sencha

Japanese Sofu Sencha Loose Leaf Green Tea


Regular price $43.99
($2.20 per cup)

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A top grade "Sofu" (Blue Wind) sencha from the Moriuchi farm in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

This loose leaf tea is crafted from a new Japanese varietal first planted 8-10 years ago and now reaching perfect maturity.  It has the scent of a new wind moving through the forest - the fresh, clean wind of Spring.

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Tasting Notes

It starts with a wonderfully silky, grassy flavour and then reveals surprising citrus notes of grapefruit and lemon. Later the flavour becomes more vegetal with a smooth buttery mouthfeel leading to muscat grapes, lychee and the floral aromas of honeysuckle.

Quantity

Use 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (2g per 150ml).

Temperature

For the optimum infusion use 140 - 158°F (60 - 70°C) water.

(Although you might want to try as low as 99°F (37°C) for the first infusion and raise the temperature 50°F (10°C) for each subsequent steep.)

Time

Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.

Infusions

You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

$2.20 per cup based on 0.1 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water and 2 infusions.

Origin & Craft

Located between Uchimaki and Miwa Village in Shizuoka, the Moriuchi Tea Garden has been around since the Edo period. The tea is grown and harvested by husband and wife Yoshio and Masumi Moriuchi.

The gardens are steep and rich, surrounded by forests. Indeed so precipitous is the incline Mr Moriuchi has built a small monorail to lift them up, and the tea down, from the steepest slopes. They have converted the land to organic farming and our senchas are hand picked and handcrafted.

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