Fukamushi cha aged in Wine Cellar | Deep-steamed Green Tea
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Fukamushi cha aged in Wine Cellar
Origin: Shizuoka, JAPAN
Ingredients: Green Tea
All nature. Nothing added.
- GMO Free
- Gluten Free
- Vegan Friendly
Net Weight: 50g (1.764oz)
The tea leaves picked during the new tea season are stored at a winery in Nagano prefecture in JAPAN located at an altitude of 860m. There, they let it sit for about six months in the optimum temperature and humidity for ageing.
Careful roasting and finishing by a tea master maximises the taste of the aged tea.
The aged tea leaves are enriched in umami and have a thick taste and the mouthfeel is soft as the gentle taste spreads.
Enjoy our tea that has changed to a mellow taste in the temperature and humidity that are optimal for wine ageing!
What is Fukamushicha?
The processing of Fukamushicha (深蒸し茶) is the same as for Sencha (煎茶), except that for Fukamushicha, the leaves are steamed two or three times longer. As a result, the leaves become withered, and the colour is also darker. However, the taste remains just as "sweet" and moderate, and the fragrance is richer and deeper. Despite the stronger aroma, Fukamushicha is gentle on the stomach, and you can drink as many cups as you wish.
The process called "Steaming" is performed immediately after the tea leaves are harvested. This is an important process that affect the taste of tea.
There are three types of steaming processes; FUKAMUSHI (深蒸し), NAKAMUSHI(中蒸し) and ASAMUSHI(浅蒸し).
FUKAMUSHI (deep-steamed) is deeply steamed Sencha (for about 60 to 180 seconds).
As result of a longer steaming time, the astringency and bitterness will disappear and the sweetness and umami can be brought out. The deeply steamed tea leaves are finer, so the ingredients are easier to extract. Therefore, the colour of the tea tends to be deep-green, and the nutrients contained in the tea leaves are more concentrated.
NAKAMUSHI (medium-steamed) is called "ordinary steamed tea" or "standard steamed tea," it is a tea with a very general steaming time. The steaming time is about 30 to 60 seconds, and you can taste the refreshing astringency of the tea.
ASAMUSHI (lightly steamed) is Sencha that is lightly steamed (for about 10 to 30 seconds). Asamushicha used to be the mainstream because it has a strong aroma. Due to the short steaming time, the tea leaves are hard and well-shaped. The colour of tea is sometimes described as yellow or gold.
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It was so beautiful fresh colur green, the smell and taste so delicious that i didnt want to waste any of tea leave... end up eating them sll when finish each up. Definatly my alternative from my morning coffee! So recommended!