Sencha Kakuda Premium



May 2023

Yame, Fukuoka

This elegant tea combines the dashi-like flavor and richness that teas from the Yame region are known for with Kakuda Seicha's signature preference for mellowness.

The dried leaves have an earthy, roasted smell, and brew a champagne coloured liquor that feels oxygenated and fresh. There are woodsy notes in this sencha that we find somewhat onsen-like. Its buttery mouthfeel, almost akin to gyokuro, comes softly, with no astringency. This is a very soft, generous sencha with lingering floral notes that leave us smiling. 

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Kakuda Seicha of Yame, Fukuoka

The mountainous part of the Yame region is called Oku-Yame. Its elevation and inverted climate means it is prone to fog, which acts like a veil over the tea fields that grow there. This natural protection causes the tea plants to store nutrients in their leaves, eventually resulting in a tea rich in an umami flavor that can only be produced by the mountains.

Kakuda Seicha is a tea farming family in Kamyo-cho of Yame City in Fukuoka, in Oku-yame. Three generations previous to him, his ancestors built a small tea factory with the intention of producing genuine Oku-yame tea that reflects the virtues of this mountainous terroir. Kakuda’s relationship with this region, and the practice of farming and crafting tea there, runs very deep. 

Net weight 100g

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Brewing guide

Tea 3 g
Water 200 ml
Steep time 15 - 60 sec
No. of infusions 4

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