FUKAMUSHI SENCHA aged in a WINE CELLAR / ワインセラー熟成深蒸し茶
Our FUKAMUSHI SENCHA aged in a WINE CELLAR has a soft and gentle taste. Enjoy the tea that has changed to a mellow taste in the optimum temperature and humidity for wine ageing.
Quick Brewing Guide
Step 1: Boil fresh water in a kettle
Boil fresh water in a kettle and pour 200ml of boiling water into a measuring cup. 200ml of water will make 1-2 tea cup(s) of tea.
Step 2: Add the tea leaves into a tea pot
Add 3g/a little less than a teaspoon of tea leaves into a tea pot. Fukamushi Sencha aged in a Wine Cellar will typically use 3g of tea leaves 1-2 tea cup(s).
Going by this ratio, if you are preparing for a group of 5 people, the amount of leaves required will be 8-10g.
Step 3: Pour water at 75-80℃ into the tea pot
For Fukamushi Sencha aged in a Wine Cellar, the best to extract the nutrients as much as possible is to infuse with temperature water (70-75℃).
As mentioned above, you would want to reduce the temperature to 70-75℃ then infuse.
This allows the umami to come out while containing the astringency of the green tea.
Step 4: Close the lid and wait for 30 seconds
Close the lid and wait for the tea leaves to open. For Fukamushi Sencha aged in a Wine Cellar, let the tea steep for 30 seconds. Don’t let it steep too long, as it may become bitter.
Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
Pour in this Order
When you serve Fukamushi Sencha aged in a Wine Cellar to several people, make sure the thickness of the tea is equal. You can’t have one person have thick tea, and another person have thin tea! If you don’t be careful, this will happen as the tea will become richer and richer as you pour. In order to even the richness of the tea for everyone, the tea is poured in the above order.
This method of pouring is called “Mawashisogi”. If there are 3 tea cups, firstly, pour halfway in the order of 1 – 2 – 3. Subsequently, pour again in the reverse order of 3 – 2 – 1.
Make sure that the tea is poured to the very last drop. This helps to keep the second infusion delicious as well. If tea is remaining in the tea pot, the second infusion may not be as enjoyable.