The Nohana is a beautifully balanced sencha made from a blend of many cultivars, including the Yabukita, Yutaka Midori and Asatsuyu. The Yutaka Midori and Asatsuyu cultivars are the varieties used in the Murasaki and Asatsuyu sencha respectively, and they bring a lot of character and sweetness to the teas. This tea picks up a powerful, bold green flavor with some fruitiness and complex vegetable notes. By blending all these tea cultivars together, they are able to take the best aspects of each and create a complex, but well balanced flavor.
This tea comes to us from Chiran, a small farming town in the far south of Japan's Kyushu island. This area is in the shadow of mount Kaimondake, a large active volcano that can be seen from all over Chiran. This region benefits greatly from the nutrient rich volcanic soil and has allowed Chiran to become quite a strong agricultural hub.
Steep for 1 minutes at 60 degrees C/ 140 degrees F. Can be brewed 2-3 more times for 20 seconds each
This package contains 5 grams of sencha green tea