Asatuyu Sencha (Fujimoto Tongu Shiga)
This is one of our super premium senchas from the Shiga prefecture in Japan. Asatuyu Sencha is a lightly steamed first flush tea that is then dried to preserve the grassy flavor and aromatic properties. Sencha is produced by steaming the leaves before drying, and then firing them afterwards, in contrast to teas which are pan-fired before drying. The characters for sencha (煎茶) literally translate as "pan-fired tea", which can be confusing because the term "pan-fired" usually refers to green teas (including many Chinese varieties) which are pan-fired before drying, at the stage at which sencha is steamed. It has a grassy flavor with slight astringency.
Smooth, Bold, Vegetal
Brew with a water temperature of 160-170°F (71-76°C) for 3 minutes
10 seconds (second) increase time for additional infusions.
A second steeping still contains a lot of flavor, so save your leaves and rebrew if desired.