Raw tea leaves for Fukamushi-Sencha are steamed for 2 to 2.5 minutes. For Maromi, we steam the leaves even longer. Consequently when you brew this tea there is a huge extraction of ingredients instantly from the tea leaves resulting in a creamy and heavy cup. Further, our roasting technique adds extra body. The extra steaming causes the final product to be quite fine and depending on the size of the mesh in your kyusu, you may have a lot of tea leaves in your cup.
This is normal and there is no problem with consuming the leaves.This tea is great for lovers of strong tea!
- Origin: Makinohara, Shizuoka
- Harvest: First Flush 2012
- Species: Yabukita
Strong green flavor and a dark green cup. Heavy creamy taste something like green tea soup which lingers in your mouth.
Den's Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz @ 170F
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 level teaspoon
Steep: 30 sec
2nd Cup: Water @ 180F; Steep 15 sec