Wazuka Tea Matsuri - Imanishi Tetsuya Sencha
A limited edition tea, selected by the tea grower himself to showcase the land of Wazuka among tea lovers in North America. We chose three young growers that are proud of their traditions and are particularly keen to share them with you.
At O5, we usually share our opinion about every tea, and suggest brewing guidelines. With this line in particular, we would like you to hear directly from the growers. The tea information below is a direct translation of the information that each grower wants to share with you. Enjoy!
Sencha by Tanaka Yohei, Minato Kenichiro and Imanishi Tetsuya
A Traditional Tea Festival (Matsuri)... moved to the virtual universe in 2020.
This tea is part of a limited edition line that we launched to celebrate 'Teatopia', the annual tea festival celebrated in Wazuka (Kyoto), one of the most revered origins for tea in Japan.
2020's unique events and the desire to keep the elderly farmers of Wazuka in good health, drove the organizers of Teatopia to host the event online this November. We invite you to check out all the cool activities (learn how to make art on matcha, watch a master craft tea by hand...) here: https://live.chagenkyo-matsuri.jp
This tea, in the words of Tetsuya Imanishi.
TYPE SENCHA (STEAMED GREEN) CULTIVAR Yabukita
ORIGIN Yoji, Harayama, Wazuka (Kyoto), Japan
GPS 34.8ºN 135.9ºE GROWER Tetsuya Imanishi
Harvest date: May 3.
About this tea: "Our sencha is harvested without covering, receiving a lot of sunlight. Sencha has a strong and balanced flavour of umami, sweetness, and astrigency. The aroma that fills your mouth after you take a sip is as refreshing as the wind that blows through the prairie.
About the harvest this year: we have experienced very gradual increase in temperature this spring (especially around the time when the baby leaves sprout), and it helped us harvest the leaves with rich flavour.
Grower's message to tea drinkers in North America: Wazuka tea has the aroma that is unique to the the land/area we have been gifted. I believe no other producing regions can creat this particular aroma. I will be very happy if you can feel/ appreciate the aroma.
Grower's brewing suggestions: 5g 70-80℃ 90cc for 1-2min.
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