Withered Sencha Green Tea #01: Yume Wakaba

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Withered Sencha Green Tea #01: Yume Wakaba

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From 7-time Minister’s Award Winning, 15th generation tea farmer Masahiro Okutomi (Okutomi Tea Garden, Sayama, Saitama), a single cultivar sencha green tea that has been withered slightly for a few hours to impart a floral aroma.

This type of tea is known as ichoucha – “withered tea” – and the processing technique is borrowed from oolong tea processing. During withering (a few hours between harvest and before steaming), the leaves undergo a very slight amount enzymatic oxidization, the same process used to create oolong and black teas. Doing this adds floral notes to the leaf.

Region: Sayama, Saitama

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Withered Sencha Green Tea #01: Yume Wakaba

Sold per ounce

From 7-time Minister’s Award Winning, 15th generation tea farmer Masahiro Okutomi (Okutomi Tea Garden, Sayama, Saitama), a single cultivar sencha green tea that has been withered slightly for a few hours to impart a floral aroma.

This type of tea is known as ichoucha – “withered tea” – and the processing technique is borrowed from oolong tea processing. During withering (a few hours between harvest and before steaming), the leaves undergo a very slight amount enzymatic oxidization, the same process used to create oolong and black teas. Doing this adds floral notes to the leaf.

  •  Ingredients: Green tea
  •  Cultivar: Yume Wakaba
  •  Harvest: Spring
  •  Region: Sayama, Saitama

 

The Cultivar – Yume Wakaba

The Yume Wakaba cultivar was registered in 2006, a cross of Yabukita and an unnamed cultivar with the designation Saitama #9. The cultivar is recognized for having a strong floral aroma after withering, and a strong umami flavor making it suitable for gyokuro as well.

Additional information

Size

1 oz

Ingredients

Green Tea

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