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Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder

Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder

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Learn all the secrets of the Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder

The Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder is designed to be cold brewed. The matcha releases into the infusion to produce a cloudy color and fruity flavor

Taste

Discover the results of Nio Teas’ 4 step tea tasting method

To evaluate the flavor of the Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder we look for a combination of the aroma and also how the tea interacts with the palate. Does it produce a dryness, acidity, minerality, sweetness or umami? We’ll also evaluate the texture of the tea, otherwise known as mouthfeel. Finally, for sencha tea, we’ll evaluate it based on how vegetal the taste profile is as this is a common characteristic throughout most sencha teas.Β 

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

The appearance of the sencha with matcha powder is light green, as the sencha leaves are coated with matcha powder.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

There is a strong, fruity aroma coming off of the leaves which transforms into a steamed vegetable aroma as the leaves are soaked.

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The shizuku sencha with matcha powder begins with a nice round sweetness and later transforms into this powerful steamed vegetable and umami flavor that dominates the mid-palate. The tea then finishes with a light acidity without any dryness.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The mouthfeel of this tea is rich and thick thanks to the addition of the matcha powder, but it still has this light playful acidity and minerality. There is very little dryness, but an intense umami and a mild sweetness that starts off strong and then dissipates.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we proudly work with tea farmers who prioritize organic farming methods and avoid the use of harmful pesticides or chemicals. We believe that this natural approach to farming not only enhances the flavor of the tea, but also promotes the health and sustainability of the tea fields.

Based on our experience, tea plantations that employ these organic farming techniques cultivate robust and thriving tea plants, while also fostering a vibrant ecosystem that supports a diverse range of plant and animal species. We are proud to support such sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices in the production of our teas.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Taste Testing: We conduct comprehensive taste tests to identify the best flavor profiles for each tea. We believe that the taste of tea is crucial, and we are committed to sourcing teas that offer exceptional flavors and unique characteristics.
  • Farmer Communication: We maintain open communication channels with our partner farmers to learn about their organic and chemical-free farming practices. This allows us to ensure that the teas we source are produced using sustainable and environmentally-friendly methods.
  • Field Visits: We personally visit the tea fields to assess the quality of the crops and manufacturing facilities. This hands-on approach allows us to closely inspect the tea plants and their surroundings to ensure that they meet our stringent quality standards.
  • Ecosystem Evaluation: In addition to assessing the tea plants, we also evaluate the surrounding ecosystem. We ensure that the plant and wildlife species in the tea fields are able to thrive, and we prioritize sourcing teas that are cultivated in harmony with the natural environment.
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JAS Certified

At Nio, we take pride in partnering with tea farmers who adhere to organic and pesticide-free farming practices. Some of our teas, including this one, carry the JAS logo, indicating compliance with the Japanese Agriculture Standards. These standards, established by the Japanese government, ensure that tea plants are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals.

For larger tea farmers, we require JAS certification, which involves rigorous soil sampling and analysis to ensure the tea is produced in accordance with organic and pesticide-free standards. However, we understand that smaller tea farmers may not have the resources for soil testing. In such cases, we accept the "pesticide-free" label to allow tea lovers to discover their teas, while still maintaining our commitment to sustainability and quality.

How to prepare the tea

Even though the shizuku sencha was designed to be a cold brew, it also works incredibly well as a hot brew tea. Let’s walk through how to prepare this tea as a hot brewed tea, and then we’ll get into the cold brewing methods.

  • icon of a teapot with temperature brewing instruction in degree for 60 degree celsius and 140 degree fahrenheit

    Step 1

    Heat up some water to a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit)

  • icon of 5 grams of tea leaves

    Step 2

    Add 5 grams of the shizuku sencha to your teapot or strainer

  • icon of a teapot with time brewing instruction of 1 minute

    Step 3

    Pour in 150ml of the hot water into the teapot and let the leaves sit for 1 minute

  • black icon of a cup of tea

    Step 4

    After the leaves are done brewing, you can pour out the tea and enjoy your delicious shizuku sencha!

  • icon of a teapot with time brewing instruction of 20 seconds

    2nd brew

    Even though the matcha will be released in the first brewing of the shizuku sencha, there is still plenty of flavor left to be had in the leaves! You can brew the tea leaves 2-3 more times and get completely different cups of tea. Just use the same temperature water and a brewing time of 20 seconds

  • icon of glace of matcha latte with ice cubes

    Cold brew

    When you cold brew green teas, you extract less of the bitterness so you’re left with a smoother and sweeter tea. If you want to brew the shizuku using this method, you can add 5 grams of leaves to a pitcher or a cup, pour in 150ml of room temperature or chilled water and let the tea sit for 3 hours. When you come back, you should have a cool, refreshing cup of green tea waiting for you!

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Necessary teaware

To make a tasty cup of Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder, you will require a kyusu teapot. The best type of teapot for this is the kyusu teapot, which has a round mesh filter that helps strain the tea leaves as you pour. If you don't use this specific teapot, there is a risk of the fukamushi sencha becoming clogged while pouring and overbrewing the tea.

Alternative without teaware

In case you do not have a teapot available, we suggest using a tea strainer for the Sencha Shizuku with Matcha Powder. This will help separate the tea leaves while pouring, preventing overbrewing of the tea.

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nuruki tea farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

This tea comes to us from the farmer Mr. Nuruki, a talented young farmer in Chiran. Mr. Nuruki operates a small farm in southern Japan where he is able to cultivate a wide range of tea plant varieties. He has been successful in blending these different tea varieties together to create a number of fantastic tea blends. These tea blends incorporate the best aspects of each tea variety, to create flavors that are well balanced and unique.

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Sourced in Chiran

Japan

This tea is grown in the small town of Chiran in the southernmost tip of Kyushu. This region greatly benefits from the mild subtropical climate and the volcanic activity, creating nutrient rich soils and mild winters. Because this area is so warm, it allows for the growth of more delicate tea plant varieties, producing lighter and sweeter green teas.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

This tea is made with a blend of 4 different tea cultivars, Yabukita, Asatsuyu, Asanoka and Yutaka Midori.

  • Yabukita

    Yabukita is the most common tea cultivar in Japan, known for its strong grassy or vegetal characteristics and bold umami flavors.

  • Asatsuyu

    Asatsuyu means β€œclear green” and it is known for producing smooth and sweet green teas even when it is unshaded.

  • Asanoka

    Asanoka tends to produce a nice sweetness in the tea, a medium umami flavor and a pleasant cereal or starchy note.

  • Yutaka Midori

    Yutaka Midori is the second most popular tea variety in Japan and the name means β€œabundant green” as a reference to its vibrant green color and strong, steamed vegetable taste profile.

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