This outstanding sencha will delight fans of Japanese green tea. It reveals fine and fresh vegetal and floral notes.
This tea is grown organically and certified by USDA, an accredited independent certification body.
Colour: pale green
Aromas: fresh vegetal, floral, buttery
Suggestion of preparation
The traditional preparation method takes inspiration from a ceremony known as Senchado. This ritual is part of the "way of tea" (Chado), along with the Cha No Yu ceremony. The difference between the two ceremonies lies in the tea used: Cha No Yu is a ceremony centred around Matcha, while Senchado is focussed on loose leaf teas (Gyokuro, Kabuse, Sencha).
The traditional technique based on Senchado may be practised in two different ways:
- either using a Shiboridashi: a utensil which shares similarities with a Hohin and resembles the Chinese lidded bowl known as a Gaiwan;
- or using a Kyusu: the traditional Japanese teapot.
How to prepare Ryokucha Midori using a Shiboridashi
• Drop 7 grams of tea directly into the Shiboridashi.
• Add 7 cl of water at 160°F, taking care to pour it delicately against the sides of the utensil not to burn the leaves.
• 1st infusion: 1 minute;
• 2nd infusion: drain instantly, just after adding water;
• 3rd infusion (and following infusions): 30 seconds, gradually increasing the temperature of the water.
• For each infusion, it is important to add the liqueur to the last drop so that the brewing does not continue.
• The last drop is always reserved for the guest of honor!
How to prepare Ryokucha Midori using a Kyusu
• Prepare the accessories: 1 Kyusu, 3 cups, tea leaves and tea measure.
• Heat the water in a kettle to just below boiling point.
• Place the tea leaves in the pot (10g).
• Fill with 1 cup of hot water.
• Cool the water by transferring it from cup to cup using the remaining empty cup. Each time, the water temperature is lowered by around 50°F. This ensures the water is at the correct temperature (about 160°F for Ryokucha Miudori).
• Pour the contents of the cups over the leaves once the water is at the right temperature.
• Leave to infuse.
• Pour the contents of the Kyusu into the 3 cups.
• Repeat the process, reducing the infusion time by a third each time.
Green tea from Japan