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OKU

Highly fragrant, assertive
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Item Number:
G-OKY-3
Type:
Green - NEW OFFERING!
Region:
Higashisonogi, Nagasaki, Japan
Caffeine Level:
Medium-high
Organic:
No
Main Flavor Profile:
vegetal/citrus

Obuyutaka (Oku) is emerald, delicately shaped, offering an unusually fragrant leaf aroma. Skillfully crafted, this small leaf offers some of the finest tasting Senchas produced in Japan. 

Lot Notes. Produced in the Higashisonogi region of Nagasaki. Harvest date is April 2023. The coastal location of the farm affords ample moisture and warm spring temperatures. Pluck is Ichibana.

Tea Facts. Oku "Obuyutaka" is classed as "steamed Tamaryokucha" or high-grade Sencha. Leaves are steamed (Asamushi - a light steaming) and oven-baked. Class denotes the harvest time, leaf quality, aromas and flavors.

Taste Profile. Dry leaf aroma is a mineral-like fragrance, very appealing. Steeped the liquor is clear, flavors start sea grassy, gentle with an assertive & pleasant astringency in the finish. 

Brewing Suggestions. For 4-6 ounces, 350-400ml, of water, temperature of 185F, steep briefly and taste. Multiple steeps are in order.

 

Manufacture: steamed and oven-fired (baked) Sencha leaf.

Steaming Style: Asamushi (light steaming)