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.

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