Sencha Fukamushi
Sencha Fukamushi
Sencha Fukamushi
Sencha Fukamushi
Sencha Fukamushi
Sencha Fukamushi

Sencha Fukamushi

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A Sencha made from the leaves of plants that grow in one of the better spots of one of the better prefectures (provinces) where green tea is made, Shizuoka. The tea is ‘deep-steamed’ which allows the tea to contain much more powder than you might expect but also tastes much softer than a short-steamed Sencha.

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Shizuoka has 8 areas where tea plants grow, and leaves from the Honyama and Kawane area are paid the most money. Oyaizu Seicha sources leaves from these areas to make tea including this sencha. The area is hilly and has temperature fluctuations that create fog from the river. The fog hangs over the tea bushes, reducing the amount of sunlight they receive, which enhances the flavor.

"Fukamushicha" is a production method and symbol of Oyaizu tea, named after a tea maker at the company. It refers to the deep steaming of the tea leaf.

While the tea maker continued to make tea with an emphasis on flavor, he came up with the idea of increasing the steaming time of the process of making raw tea. The duration of steaming is generally 20-40 seconds and then the tea is "lightly steamed. After 40-60 seconds the tea is 'normally steamed' and after 60 seconds the tea is called 'deeply steamed.'"

Most people will understand by a good Sencha to mean a tea that consists of many needles and is dark green with little powder. Bright and green when brewed and the brighter the color green, the better.

The Fukamushicha Sencha looks quite different. The long steaming breaks up the fibers so the tea leaf is short, crushed and consists mostly of a lot of powder.

This method is used for a reason, however. Many tea lovers find the deep dark green cloudy tea with a mild aroma, strong sweetness and richness of flavor preferable to a short steamed Sencha.

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