Tsavorite Sencha Green Tea

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Tsavorite Sencha Green Tea

31.25

$1.56 Per Cup

50 Grams (1.76 Ounces) / 20 First Steeps
Origin: Nakayama Village in Fujieda: Shizuoka, Japan
Farm Name: NatuarliTea
Farmer: The Kinezuka Family
Cultivation Method: All Natural

The name of this tea is not a typo, it is indeed called "Tsavorite Sencha."  Tsavorite is one of the world's most rare and expensive Garnets, it's found in Africa, and it has a brilliant light green color to it.  This is a very unique Sencha that is smooth, well balanced, and extremely easy to drink.  The brewed tea has a light lime-green color to it and has a very unique sweet - lemongrass, seaweed taste to it.  The lemongrass and seaweed tastes are extremely light, it's more of a hint of lemongrass and seaweed.  It's a very unique taste that we haven't come across before in a Sencha.  The rare taste that this Sencha possesses earned it the name, "Tsavorite Sencha" to follow in the footsteps of the rare Garnets.

NaturaliTea is owned by the Kinezuka family in Shizuoka, Japan.  Their tea is grown at an altitude of 1,150 feet (350 meters).  The Kinezuka family has been practicing natural farming techniques since the 1970’s and their family is highly respected in Japan for this.  Ayumi, the eldest daughter, is now running the farm.  She graduated from an American University but returned to Japan to carry on the family business and to help keep tea farming alive in Japan.  

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Steeping and Storage

Use 2.5 grams (1 teaspoon) of loose leaf tea per 6 ounces of water.  Steep with water ranging from 145 to 175 degrees for 1 minute.  For subsequent steeps add 15 to 30 seconds.  Can be re-steeped up to 5 times.  If making iced tea, double the amount of tea leaves used and keep the time the same; sweeten while steeping and when done steeping pour over ice.

Keep in mind that these steeping instructions are merely a suggested starting point.  Everyone has different tastes and preferences and you can adjust the amount of tea used and the steep time accordingly.  If you would like your tea to have a stronger taste, add more tea leaves.  Conversely, if it is too strong, use less tea leaves.  It is quite fun to play with the temperature of the water and the steep times to bring out different tastes and textures in the tea!

Loose leaf tea should be stored in a cool, dark, and dry environment away from strong odors that the tea will most certainly absorb (do not store in the refrigerator or spice cabinet).  It is best to store it in an air tight container as this will reduce the amount of oxygen that interacts with the tea and thus preserving its life.