First flush (shincha 2023)
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!
InformationNet Weight: 100gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Sencha Organic: No Cultivars: Yabukita, Sae-Midori Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 6g / 0.21 oz|
|Water160ml / ~5.41 fl oz|
|Temperature80C / 176F|
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.