Sencha green tea leaves from Japan

YANA

Premium Sencha

YANA
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YANA
YANA
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A blend of Yabukita and Sae-Midori cultivars, this exceptional first-flush sencha from Yame is extraordinary sweet and has no bitterness. Thanks to high levels of umami, enjoy the full-bodied mouthfeel of its light-green color, as well as delicious and refreshing fragrance.

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Description

2024 first harvest 

A blend of Yabukita and Sae-Midori cultivars, this exceptional first-flush sencha from Yame is a extraordinarily sweet delicacy with no bitterness. Thanks to high levels of umami, you will enjoy the full-bodied mouthfeel of its light-green colored liquor, as well as delicious and refreshing fragrance. 

While it is not a fukamushi (deep-steamed) sencha, its leaves have nevertheless gone through a robust steaming process to enhance its mouthwatering scent.

YANA offers a range of aromas that is not fully revealed at first tasting. At first sight, prepared like a more classical sencha (80°C/30-60 seconds of infusion), it gives a strong umami taste, assertive and long in the mouth.

Brew it at a lower temperature (60°C/60 seconds) to let the palette of its aromas and its freshness express themselves more freely. This tea delivers an unequalled roundness, without any trace of bitterness, with fresh and slightly fruity notes.

Check out Melina's in-depth review of Yana here!


Information

Net Weight: 100g
Harvest: 2024
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium Sencha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Yabukita, Sae-Midori
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea leaves Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
160ml / ~5.41 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
80C / 176F

time iconTime
30-45s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

KUMIKO KOGA


Koga Kumiko san represents the fourth generation at her family business KOGACHA GYO in Yame, Fukuoka. Working alongside her mother, president of the company, and her father, director of operations, she is a tea instructor.

Dedicated to lead her company through the challenges of the green tea industry in the 21st century, she is in charge of overseas sales. She also travels around the world to give tea seminars to introduce Yame green tea to foreign tea lovers.


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MD
07/11/2024
matthew d.
United States United States

Perfect

Just exceptional.

AW
06/17/2024
Aaron W.
United States United States

Yana

Everytime I drink this tea I get a sense of relaxation. The taste is fantastic. I will keep purchasing various teas from Ikkyu. Lovely tea!

MG
05/24/2024
Michael G.
United States United States

Exceptional

I've not had the '24, but the '23 is a wonderful tea. Bright, full of flavor, floral, with an earthy, almost mineral side. Exceptional.

JD
04/11/2024
Judy D.
United States United States

Yana is becoming my favorite tea

Yana is becoming my new favorite tea. I love drinking Ikkyu teas. They are so fresh and full of flavor. I am so enjoying Yana lately. It has a beautiful soft green color. It’s rich with umami flavors and a full body tea. Plus it’s a tea that is lower in caffeine. I brew as suggested but just a little lower temperature, 158*

Ikkyu Tea YANA Review
AZ
04/07/2024
Alexander Z.
United States United States

best sweet sencha

An exceptional sencha - nothing I've tried even comes close. Introduced me to the notion of a sweet sencha. So far nothing else compares on delivering a full, sweet flavor that still retains the traditional sencha characteristics (vs an oolong). As someone who seeks a full flavor this has become my new staple. Could not recommend more highly.

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