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"Laughing Buddha" Tenryu Sencha

"Laughing Buddha" Tenryu Sencha

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Platinum Award Winning Tenryu sencha is grown in the northwest part of Shizuoka on a mountain slope overlooking the Tenryu River.  After plucking the leaves in early spring, the leaves are lightly steamed (asamushi process) to stop their oxidation.  The tea liquor is clear and golden green. Toasty flavor notes with light umami and light vegetal.  Quenching mouthfeel.

Enjoy it as a warm tea or a cold infusion (see Brewing Recommendations).  

Tea Specifics

Season: Spring 2022

Region: Shizuoka

Style: Sencha

Grade: Platinum Award Winner

Form: Loose Leaf

Cultivar: Yabukita

Topography: Mountain Slope

Type: Asamushi (lightly steamed)

Green tea contains about 30-50mg of caffeine per 8oz cup. Higher temperatures and longer steeping times both increase the amount of caffeine released into the liquor.

Tasting Notes

Toasty, light umami, light vegetal, quenching, light yellow-green liquor

Brewing Recommendations

Serving Size: 3g (1 tsp) per 100 ml (3.5 oz) of purified water.

Ideal Brewing Vessel: Porcelain or glass tea pot or gaiwan; or high-fired, low profile thin clay teapot.

Steeping: Boil water to 160F/70C and pour the water down the inside of the brewing vessel, not directly on the leaves. Brew for 1 minute, then replace the lid and pour the liquor into a gong dao bei (fairness pitcher) before apportioning into tea cups.  Because the most flavorful elixir is at the bottom of the tea pot, be sure every drop of tea is poured into the pitcher. Remove the lid from the brewing vessel between steepings. For the second steeping, brew only 30 seconds. For the third steeping, brew at a lower water temperature (~140F) for 2+minutes.

Cold Brewing: Place 10g of tea in a pitcher. Pour 4 cups of cold, purified water down the side of the pitcher, not directly on the tea leaves. Can be enjoyed within two hour or brewed overnight for a stronger flavor.

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