This tea has rich dark green leaves and a light, grassy scent. The dry leaves are small and crumbly, appearing almost like a powder. The liquor is a matcha green colour and gets even darker when steeped for the second time. The tea is full-bodied, with flavours reminiscent of edamame and creamy avocado.
What is Fukamushicha? (pronounced: foo-kah-moo-she-cha)
Fukamushicha (深蒸し茶) literally translates as “deep-steam tea,” and undergoes a longer steaming time than regular Sencha.
While most Japanese green teas are steamed for about 30 – 40 seconds, Fukamushicha is steamed for 60 – 100 seconds. This process further softens the leaves and reduces bitterness and astringency.
The result is a tea leaf that is more fragile and crumbly. These small particles make the colour and flavour bolder and enable you to consume more of the nutrients found in green tea.
Minamikyushu, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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