Organic

Fukamushi Sencha

Origin: Kagoshima, Japan

Seaweed and mineral saltiness are prominent in this smooth brew. Has a lovely hint of sweet corn in the aroma and flavor.

Available in 50 gram (1.75 oz) pack.

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About Fukamushi Sencha:

Fukamushi refers to “deep steamed” Sencha, known for a creamy, buttery texture and beautiful green color. This Sencha is from Kagoshima in southern Japan, and it is a top pick for us due to its delicious and well-rounded flavor. Our Fukamushi Sencha comes from the Okumidori plant cultivar, which is known for its brilliant green color and mellow, non-astringent flavor.

Fukamushi Senchas tend to have some broken, dusty particles of tea along with larger pieces, which is a natural byproduct of the deep steaming process. This is not an indicator of low quality, and rather contributes to a desirable creaminess in the brew. The difference between Fukamushi and Asamushi (light steamed) is about half a minute steam time, but this short period of time impacts the flavor significantly. Fukamushi Sencha tends to have a thicker, fuller-bodied brew than the more common Asamushi Sencha. Kagoshima in particular is known for producing excellent deep steamed Senchas.

Ingredients: Organic green tea leaves.

Sold in a 50 gram (1.75 oz) pack only.  Packaged at origin to maintain freshness.

Flavor Profile:

Seaweed and mineral saltiness are prominent in this smooth brew. Has a lovely hint of sweet corn in the aroma and flavor.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160-185°F (71-85°C)1.52-31

Videos and Links:

Sencha Brewing Guide
Artisan Sencha Crafting
Senchado – Leaf
Japan Map