HIROKI

4 5

$14$16

Clear

Description

HIROKI is an emerald-hued, deep-steamed (fukamushi) sencha created by Takaki san in Yame. This vibrant and aromatic sencha is made with a blend of the Okumidori and Fuji-Midori cultivars. Lingering notes of steamed spinach, bean sprout, and barley are accented by notes of dried gardenia and fresh grass. This is a great sencha for everyday enjoyment.

The Okumidori cultivar offers a round and mellow taste with low astringency while delivering good caffeine contents.

 

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Sencha
Process
Deep-steamed
Cultivars
Okumidori, Fuji-Midori

Takaki san’s interview

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

Reviews

Reviews

  1. Mikhail Usachev (verified owner)

    This tea is just superb! The first thought that comes to mind, as how to describe the taste, is creme brulee, enough sweet with a good aftertaste. After 3 brews with no bitterness I feel joyful, wanting to laugh and somehow featherlight. Would be a nice club tea i guess 🙂

  2. Michael Gendel (verified owner)

    I found Ikkyu when the tea purveyor I had used for decades suddenly lost its inventory. My favorite tea from that company used the Okumidori cultivar. This tea brings me back. Refined and earthy at the same time, both rich and light, always a delight. The aroma of the dry leaves tells it all.

  3. Mateusz Lizewski (verified owner)

    A very good tea when you are a bit bored of the typical iodine green tea taste!

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

Related Products

HIROKI

$14$16

Clear

Description

HIROKI is an emerald-hued, deep-steamed (fukamushi) sencha created by Takaki san in Yame. This vibrant and aromatic sencha is made with a blend of the Okumidori and Fuji-Midori cultivars. Lingering notes of steamed spinach, bean sprout, and barley are accented by notes of dried gardenia and fresh grass. This is a great sencha for everyday enjoyment.

The Okumidori cultivar offers a round and mellow taste with low astringency while delivering good caffeine contents.

 

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
Premium Sencha
Process
Deep-steamed
Cultivars
Okumidori, Fuji-Midori

Takaki san’s interview

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
8g /0.28oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

 

 

Stay up to date on our new arrivals, promotions and Japanese culture

 

"Tea is nought but this: first you heat the water,
then you make the tea.
Then you drink it properly.
That is all you need to know."
Sen no Rikyu

 

My Rewards

Pin It on Pinterest