SENCHA: Yabukita Cultivar, 100g/3.5oz
About Yabukita Cultivar
Yabukita is the leading variety of green tea in Japan, especially sencha, and 75% of the green tea produced in Japan is Yabukita. The reason why Yabukita has become so popular is because of its stable quality, specifically the good balance of umami and astringency, excellent aroma, and water color. Yabukita, the king of Japanese tea varieties, has become the standard for all varieties. When describing the flavor characteristics such as umami, sweetness, and astringency of a particular tea, Yabukita is always the standard of comparison. LILIKU TEA's Yabukita is produced in Tokorozawa City, Saitama Prefecture. It has a very good balance of umami and astringency, and strong-bodied that is typical of teas from Saitama region which is near the northern limit of Japanese tea production. If you are going start to drink different varieties of sencha, why don't you try Yabukita first?
About Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture
Tokorozawa is a production area for Sayama tea. Saitama Prefecture, where Tokorozawa is located, is adjacent to Tokyo and is one of the few tea production areas in Japan that is located in an urban area. Sayama tea has a long history as a tea production area, and the Sayama tea brand has been established as one of the three major tea brands in Japan, along with Shizuoka tea and Uji tea. Sayama is one of the coolest tea growing areas in Japan, which allows the tea trees to rest during the winter. As a result, the tea leaves are thicker than those in other regions, which generates a stronger body and rich flavor.
- Type of tea : Sencha
- Origin : Tokorozawa, Saitama
- Harvest : First Flash, May 2021
- Caffeine Level : Medium
- Water Temp: 70°C (158°F)
- Steep Time: 60 seconds
- Servings: Tea leaves can be steeped up to 3 times
Note: We offer these steeping recommendations simply as a guide. Please prepare using your preferred method.