Saturday, June 29, 2024

Tea Review: Premium Fukamushicha (Yunomi/Maehara Tea Farm)

Premium Fukamushicha (鹿児島 知覧茶 深蒸し茶)
Yunomi/Maehara Tea Farm (前原製茶)
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture, Chiran
Product Description:
The Maehara Tea Farm is a vertically integrated, family-operated farm located in the southern Japanese prefecture of Kagoshima. Their fukamushicha is a green tea that has been steamed for longer than usual ("deep-steamed") to create an opaque, deep green, richly flavorful tea, though the leaves themselves are broken apart as a result of the long steaming time.
Temperature: 160° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 40 seconds

The dry leaf aroma is nutty, grassy, marine and lightly sweet.

The light jade green infusion has a lightly savory, nutty and sweet green aroma with a light, savory and nutty taste and a sweet finish.

Following the initial infusion, the liquor became thicker as expected with a deep steamed tea allowing the flavor and aroma to really open up.  I especially enjoyed the long, sweet, and refreshing green finish.

This tea was purchased by me.

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