2020 Sencha First Flush: Okumidori - 6 days shaded

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We are proud to announce this tea was awarded Silver at the annual 2020 Japanese Tea Selection Paris awards.

Cultivated variety: Okumidori
Shading period: 6 days

Harvested from our Somada fields in Wazuka, Kyoto, our Okumidori is known to possess a well balanced taste of umami and bitterness. The natural sweetness of this variety is further emphasised by its deep jade green color when brewed. To create a unique flavour profile, these Okumidori tea trees were covered for 6 days.

If you've previously enjoyed our Okumidori as a Matcha, we're pleased to let you know that as a Sencha, the strong umami is still bound to hypnotise you.

The First Flush, usually in Spring, is also known as the first harvest of the season. Only the youngest and most tender shoots are harvested. We hope you feel the tranquility of Wazuka with each sip.

Additional Information:

  • 40 g / 1.41 oz. Approximately 10 servings; please note that each serving can be brewed up to three times using water of different temperature levels.
  • Seicha processing: To further emphasise the charm of our tea, d:matcha works closely with wholesalers during the processing phase. After the tea leaves are harvested, rolled, and dried, excess stem or powder are also carefully extracted. These tea leaves are gently reheated, but not to the point of roasting, to further highlight the aroma and taste of the tea.