Ohmi Tsuchiyama Sencha

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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. Ohmicha (Ohmi Tea) is the name for the teas produced in Shiga Prefecture, which is east of the Kyoto Prefecture. Among them, the one that boasts the greatest volume of production is Tuchiyamacha grown and harvested in Tsuchiyama, a town located in the southeast of the prefecture. The tea, known as Ohmi Tsuchiyama Tea, has great prestige and is loved by many for its rich flavor and fragrance, which are brought about by the rich nature, plentiful sunshine, and beautiful water and air from the surrounding Suzuka mountains.

Grassy, Bold, Vegetal

Tea Tips

Brew with a water temperature of 176°F (80°C) for 60 seconds

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.