This is a gorgeous, unblended, hand-harvested sencha from the recently developed Shizu-kaori cultivar. The experience is refreshing and light, with quite a bit of vanilla on the nose in the first steeping. Further steepings reveal notes of aromatic pine and a delicate umami. This tea was featured in a recent Monthly Tea Club, so only a small amount remains.
Grown without pesticide use, spring 2022 harvest