2020 Sencha First Flush: Sencha Okumidori - 18 days shaded

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Cultivated variety: Okumidori
Shading period: 18 days

This Okumidori field is located in the heart of Yubune, in area known as “Mukaide.” Previously occupied by old cedar trees, a clearing was made to create space for the tea plantation. With direct exposure to sunlight during the day, and sufficient shade from neighbouring Gonose, this field is extremely ideal for the production of kabusecha (shaded tea) or tencha.

We have been using this field annually for the production of tencha. Following the first harvest of the year, the tea plantations are carefully maintained and cared for with nitrogen rich fertiliser in anticipation of the next harvest.

We hope you enjoy the distinct umami taste unique to Kyoto.

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.
  • Cultivation method: Pesticide-free.
  • 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.