Sencha fukamushi from Ushizuma, Yamakai cultivar.
Drums emerges from bold aromatics to a sweet and mellow profiled sencha, like chaos turned into rhythm by the rolling taiko of the temple ceremony, like noise turned into beauty.
Drums is a relatively deep steamed sencha that brews a rich cup full of flavors. Its long hiire (roasting) adds warm bread aromas to its cake-like hazelnut fragrances to make it a pure gourmet tea. Fried spinach under layers bring along a little astringency better expressed on subsequent infusions.
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origin: Ushizuma, Aoi, Shizuoka prefecture
steaming: regular - futsumushi
harvest: 25th April 2022