Fukamushi Sencha Super Premium
Fukamushi Sencha is Sencha that goes through a “deep steaming” process. In general, mid to lower grade Sencha is used in the process. By deep steaming the Sencha, the tea leaves break, causing fewer whole leaves, with smaller bits of “broken” tea, meaning the leaf itself is not as good looking as Sencha. Although this may seem counter productive, the results are quite positive. Because the tea leaves are “broken”, the tea is absorbed faster, the taste is richer than that of Sencha of the same grade, more full-bodied, and the color of the tea is much deeper.
Premium grade Fukamushi Sencha
teas to make it! The tea leaves used to harvest this tea are harvested early, while they are still young and soft, a fresh shade of green, and full of life. The flavor is deep, naturally sweet and mellow, with almost a buttery aroma and after-note. The tea has a thicker, yet silky mouth feel to it, and the flavor and aroma linger in your mouth, haunting you each and every second that passes, to take another sip.
Amount: 100g (3.52oz)
Container: Matabay Bag
For preparation of Fukamushi sencha, use 2g to 3g of tea per serving (7g or so for a serving of 3, and 4g if you are brewing for 1), and use hot water that is cooled to 70℃ (158ºF) for the best results. The easiest way to brew the perfect pot for 2, is to have 3 tea cups ready. Pour boiling water into the first cup. Make sure you pour to the rim, because you will be sharing the water between the 2 cups (the actual tea should be roughly half a cup in a standard size Japanese teacup). Then pour the contents into cup 2, and then from cup 2 to cup 3, and finally from cup 3 into the teapot. This should bring the temperature down to 70℃ (158ºF). Brew time is 30 to 40 seconds. For the 2nd infusion, use hotter water, and keep the brew time to 25 to 30 seconds.
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