Packet 50g
£18.95 (£0.38/g)
Pouch 180g
£57.99 (£0.32/g)
Taster 7g
£3.40 (£0.49/g)
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    Umami explosion, 1st infusion very thick brothy and savory vegetal then it gets balanced in 2nd & 3rd infusions, aftertaste is vegetal and fresh.

A sublime, first-pluck Sencha which has been shade-grown for two weeks to enhance its depth and savoury-sweet character.

Yame is a historic tea-growing prefecture and one of the first areas to cultivate tea in Japan over 600 years ago. We have been sampling Yame tea for a number of years and finally, we fell in love with a tea to offer to our clients.

This tea was picked from gardens set up in the Taisho era (1912-1926). It is made from a single cultivar which we adore called Saemidori (cross between Asatsuyu and Yabukita). This is not just a Shincha (first flush Spring tea) - this is a FIRST-PLUCK tea which means it is the very first growths of the year picked in April.

Yame is famed for producing Gyokuro and interestingly, this tea was shade-grown similar to a Gyokuro for two weeks. This maintains higher levels of Theanine for that extra rich and brothy taste and even more of that feel-good feeling (Theanine is a mood enhancer).

I love the depth and smoothness of this Sencha - sitting somewhere between a Sencha and a Gyokuro - with warmth, sweetness, thickness and a potent elegance.



Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
4.50 60 +20 4 0.75 120 +30 2

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