Some people worship Mother Nature. Me, I drink her. Our Japanese Svelte Sencha Green Tea is a backbone, strong soil-of-the-earth green tea.
A sweet & vegetal taste that wanders toward grassy, but then keeps traveling toward the roots. She grows in the bright, bright sun, as expressed by her cultivar name Sencha Sae Akari, which translates as Clear Light.
This tea starts with a subtle, quiet temperament, like the calm before the storm. But with every sip you taste the flavor a bit more, getting closer and closer to the moment you’ve been both anticipating and fearing. The more the tea cools, the deeper it seeps into your tongue.
Some green tea snobs say that sipping a cup of Svelte Sencha reminds them of tasting chestnuts, sweet potato and edamame. Others have reported tasting a tidal wave splash against the back of their mouth.
Pure Sae Akari Sencha green tea [limited edition]
Grown in the mountainous slopes of the Kawashima-san farm in the southwest highlands of Shizuoka, Japan. This farm has been operating since 1921 and celebrates its 100th anniversary this year! They grow their tea in well-draining, pristine mountainside soils where the average elevation reaches 450-600 ft (150-200m). Their farming secret: making their own liquid fertilizer to encourage the health of endemic microbes in the soil.
The Shizuoka prefecture is one of the most prominent tea plantation regions in Japan, and I dare say the highest quality and the world’s finest tea comes from Shizuoka. Their long history of tea cultivation dates back to the 1200s.
How to brew this tea like a true green tea snob:
1 Tbsp TEA | 12 OZ WATER, filtered
170 DEGREES | STEEP 60-90 sec.
Then re-steep your tea leaves 2-3 times throughout the day – each time with a tad less water, and for a tad longer.
2-oz package (makes ~20 cups)