This sencha is made of a blend of different tea varieties like okumidori and yabukita, all grown and processed by Fumiaki Iwata* in Tsukigase, Nara. The overall taste has a classic Japanese green tea feel, but it is distinctly lively with a refreshing citrus finish.
All tea leaves in this sencha were grown according to the organic farming requirements set by Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).
* The Iwata family are 17th generation farmers in Tsukigase, Nara and made the transition to organic farming 40 years ago. They represent a quietly radical force in revitalising many abandoned tea farms scattered around the region by bringing them back to their former glory. Ageing population in the rural region means many micro to small scale tea farms can no longer be operational, threatening the future viability and existence of the tea farming community itself. The added benefit of tea leaves from these tea farms is that, when combined with the Iwata family’s knowledge of natural farming, the tea will be honest to the terroir.