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COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA (ARACHA) - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA (ARACHA) - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA (ARACHA) - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA (ARACHA) - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA (ARACHA)

$16.00

  • Try this tea if: you like your green tea vibrant, with strong notes of cedar forrest and an uplifting energy. This is NOT an overly refined sencha; it’s a very good expression of a wild looking, un-groomed yet powerful tea garden.

    This tea is intentionally released as sencha aracha ("unrefined tea"); as such, it includes some stems, which provide a depth of flavour to this brew. The idea is to give the drinker a more complete expression of the tea plant.

    ABOUT THE 2018 HARVEST
    Katsuma San's 2018 is particularly tasty. A late spring resulted in lower yields; but the stress on the zaikai tea trees resulted in vibrant cedar notes in the brew.

    ABOUT THE GROWER
    Katsuma San excels at being in tune with nature. Living on a pristine hill with old zairai trees, he allows a beautiful "messiness" and biodiversity that is unique in this region of manicured gardens. Katsuma San is also a Shinto adept, a Noh practitioner, and a sustainable-minded hunter gatherer. His teas are an excellent expression of time and space at his farm.


    TEA INFO

    TYPE Green Tea | Sencha Aracha
    ORIGIN

    Higashifujikawa, Shizuoka, Japan

    GPS 35.05ºN 138.2ºE
    TASTING NOTES Nori | Cedar | Peach
    GROWER Katsuma Kitazawa
    CULTIVAR Zairai

    BREWING GUIDE

    COUNTRY STYLE SENCHA
    WATER 70℃ | 240ml 
    TEA 1 tbsp | 4g
    STEEP STYLE 75 seconds | multiple steeps
    EQUIPMENT Kyusu or glass teapot

     

    ABOUT THE 2018 HARVEST

    Katsuma San's 2018 is particularly tasty.  A late spring resulted in lower yields; but the stress on the zaikai tea trees resulted in vibrant cedar notes in the brew.

    This tea is intentionally released as sencha aracha ("unrefined tea"); as such, it includes some stems, which provide a depth of flavour to this brew.  The idea is to give the drinker a more complete expression of the tea plant.

     

    ABOUT THE GROWERS

    Katsuma San excels for being in tune with nature. Living on a pristine hill with old zairai trees, he allows a beautiful "messiness" and biodiversity that is unique in this region of manicured gardens. Katsuma San is also a Shinto adept, a Noh practitioner, and a sustainable-minded hunter gatherer. His teas are an excellent expression of time and space at his farm. 

    Katsuma San, O5 tea supplier

    Katsuma mask

    Animal near Katsuma's


  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    HOLIDAYS: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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