Sencha Yame Hakuyo "White Star"



Spring 2021

Hoshino Village, Yame, Fukuoka

A rare “white leaf” sencha from Hoshino Village, Yame. Yame is located in a mountainous area with the Hoshino River that flows from the east to the west, creating an ideal climate for growing high-quality tea. The land is fertile, altitude is higher, and the air is moist and foggy. Tea trees grow slowly under these conditions, which translate into complexity and depth in the tea’s sweetness and savory “umami” flavors.

The tea trees have undergone a natural mutation where the leaves turn a very pale shade of green. Only a small handful of producers across Japan cultivate the tea trees used to make this tea.

This tea is full of umami, yet it is light, bright, with gentle sweetness and no astringency. It is thick and silky smooth with a refreshing aftertaste.

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Brewing guide

Tea 4g
Water 120 ml
Steep time 1 - 3min
No. of infusions 4


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