What is in Your Cup
For 2018 it's our pleasure to be able to offer an especially outstanding, Limited Edition light steamed green tea ("asamushi-cha") from Minamiyamashiro village (お茶の京都みなみやましろ村) near Uji. We exclusively obtain this from Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea. This item is 100% Sakimidori leaves from the first harvest. It yields a very nice pronounced Kyoto umami flavor.
Processing for Sencha Green Tea begins with the camellia sinensis plant, as almost all teas do. Sencha is made from leaves that grow under sunlight. This is different from other types of green tea, they are harvested in the first or second flush, with the first harvest being the best quality sencha. This first flush is known as Sencha. Also, the leaves from the upper shoots are most often picked because they are the youngest leaves and are therefore higher quality.