Sencha Okumidori 2023
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Part of our newly harvested teas from 2023, allow us to introduce you to the delightful Sencha Okumidori. This extraordinary tea cultivar is renowned for its fragrant aromatics and a harmonious blend of fresh, yet rich umami tones. With each sip, you'll be transported to the sun-kissed tea fields of Japan, experiencing the essence of authenticity in every cup.
Delight in the bright and distinct, yet perfectly balanced umami notes that dance on your taste buds. Sencha Okumidori is not just any tea; it's a refreshing symphony of flavours that will leave you yearning for more.
The captivating history of Okumidori cultivar dates back to 1974 when it was officially registered by the National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science in Kanaya. Born from a thoughtful crossbreeding of Yabukita and Zairai, this remarkable cultivar boasts a unique charm.
The art of preserving favourable characteristics in tea plants led to the birth of cultivars like Okumidori. Its ability to bud a bit later in the spring season, coupled with resilience to cold temperatures and frosts, made it an instant favourite among farmers. Stability and reliability are the keys, and Okumidori embodies these virtues splendidly.
While originally crafted for sencha, Okumidori's versatility shines through as it now finds its place in creating Gyokuro and matcha. Accounting for about 3% of tea production, its deeply verdant, upright leaves and pure green liquor leave an indelible mark.
So, whether you're new to the world of tea or a seasoned enthusiast, Sencha Okumidori caters to all. Its unique taste, reminiscent of fresh vegetal broth, will captivate your senses and redefine your tea experience.
Embrace the ease and joy of indulging in Okumidori. With its refreshing profile and minimal astringency, it's the perfect choice for a soothing, effortless brew.
Delve into the world of Sencha Okumidori and discover a tea that celebrates tradition, exudes authenticity, and delivers an unparalleled taste. Allow the essence of Japan's tea heritage to unfold in your cup as you savour the magic of Okumidori.