Friday, March 3, 2017

Tea Review: Abe-cha (Marufuku Seicha)

Marufuku Seicha/丸福製茶
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Product Description: Not provided.

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a fresh-cut green and savory aroma with notes of minerals and nuts.

The bright yellow-green infusion has a savory aroma with nutty, buttery, and grassy notes.  The taste is savory and lightly sweet, mildly astringent with a clean finish.

After the first infusion, a shorter steeping time of 1-1.5 minutes brings out sweeter results. Otherwise, the astringency becomes prominent.

Abecha generally refers to tea from Shizuoka and in this case refers to tea produced near Abe River.

This tea was received as a gift from a third party.

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