Single-Cultivar Fuji Kaori Sencha

Single-Cultivar Fuji Kaori Sencha

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The name "Wisteria Aroma" may bring to mind the world-renowned mountain, but it is in fact derived from the Japanese term for "wisteria flower." This cultivar's wisteria bloom (Japanese: "fuji") blooms profusely in April when it is ready to pick. Surprisingly, rather than by a research facility, this relatively current cultivar was created by a couple of farmers in Fujieda, Shizuoka.

Fuji Kaori was produced by a third-generation tea farmer from Japan who is passionate about natural tea production. The farm's elevation on well-draining mountain slopes exposes the plants to a significant day and night temperature difference, which helps them develop a more intense flavor with umami characteristics and a pleasant sweetness.

Fuji Kaori is a cross between Yabukita and Shizu-131, a Shizuoka cultivar with Indian tea DNA that gives fuller floral aromas. Additionally, this tea has been slightly withered during production, which contributes to its fragrance. When brewed, you may enjoy the floral scent of Fuji Kaori, which also contains notes of muscat grapes, pine needles, and shortbread.

 

Brewing Instructions:

Use 3g of tea leaves for about 200ml water with a water temperature of 165ºF. Steep the tea in a teapot for one minute for the first infusion and 40 seconds for the second infusion.

 

Style: Light-steamed (Asamushi)

Notes: Wisteria, Muskat, Incense 

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
15 sec
10 sec
15 sec

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