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PURCHASE TICKETS FOR OUR O5 TASTING SERIES - 'Discovering Fermented Tea' - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3RD, 7-9pm
ICHO MEIJI STYLE SENCHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR ICHO MEIJI STYLE SENCHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
ICHO MEIJI STYLE SENCHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR ICHO MEIJI STYLE SENCHA - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

ICHO MEIJI STYLE SENCHA

$16.00

  • Tea Growers Notes: 
    In Japan, with high tech equipment and efficient freezers, we are used to very green, very bright shincha.  With this tea, our intent is to replicate the conditions and flavour of late 19th century / early 20th century Japanese tea.  In other words, we take time; we allow the leaves to wither overnight, during the chilly early spring time.  Allowing the tea to mature this way adds some fruity notes and mellows down some of the intensity of shincha.

    Tea Bartender's Notes: 
    The first aroma that comes to mind on room temperature leaves is mango; the dry leaves barely have signs of oxidizing, but the aroma is fruitier than any similar tea that we’ve tried from Shirakawa.  

    Higher brewing temperatures seem to extract too much bitterness for my taste; brewing this tea at 65°C - 70°C yields a delicious drink that is perfect for dessert.

    Fun fact:  Watanabe-San’s tea trees are on some of the rockiest soil we’ve seen in Japanese gardens.  They are located under a forrest of cedar that shelters a good number of wild tea trees of unknown cultivar.

    TEA INFO

    TYPE Green Tea | Sencha
    ORIGIN

    Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan

    GPS  35°36’N  137°8’ E
    TASTING NOTES Mango | Umami
    GROWER
    Watanabe Kazumasa
    CULTIVAR Yabukita

    BREWING GUIDE

    ICHO
    WATER 70℃ | 163℉ 240ml | 8oz
    TEA 1 tbsp | 4g
    STEEP STYLE 30 seconds | multiple steeps
    EQUIPMENT Kyusu or glass teapot

     

    GROWER ON MAP 


  • 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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