Fukamushi Sencha
Chiran Tokusen Organic

Super Premium 96 P.

SKU
0711-bio
Full-bodied, elegant organic sencha directly sourced from the Nuruki Tea Garden in Chiran, Kagoshima, southern Japan. Masterful blend of 5 rare southern cultivars, "deep" steamed (fukamushi). 100g
 
Details Alongside Kakegawa, the area of Chiran is known as one of the best regions for fukamushi sencha. This kind of "deep" steamed sencha has very small, almost powdery leaves. The tea itself is fuller as well as more savoury, and more bits of the leaves will be suspended in the water. It is recommended to use a specialised kyusu for fukamushi (see preparation instructions below). This tea is also well suited for cold brew (mizudashi).
Character Full-bodied with a strong umami flavour, elegant, fruity, sweet
Tea Farm Nuruki Seicha; renowned organic tea farm in the Chiran terroir
Terroir Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Harvest 1st harvest (ichibancha), May, 2022
Cultivar Masterful blend of yukatamidori, asatsuyu, asanoka, yabukita, kanayamidori
Elevation 160m above sea level
Steaming Deep (fukamushi, 90 seconds)
Macrobiotic/TCM

Hot tea: yin (light)

Cold brew: yin (medium)

Shading Shaded for approximately 7 days. Shading technique: jikagise
Organic EU certified organic, JAS organic since 1998
Laboratory Tests Radioactivity (Region 11/2019)
Grading 96/100 p. (sencha category), Premium
€16.50
100g

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SKU
0711-bio
€16.50 / 100g
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Tea Farm

The fields of Nuruki Seicha are located in the shadows of Kaimon Mountain (開聞岳) in southern Chiran, not far from Mt. Sakurajima. The Nuruki family has cultivated tea for over 20 years according to organic standards and comprehensive cultivation methods. We at Sunday Natural hold the Nuruki family's dedication to tea in high regard.

Yuichiro Nuruki is the third generation of his family to run the farm. His father succeeded in converting the tea farm into an organic farm in the late 1990s, when agriculture in Chiran was still predominantly characterised by conventional cultivation methods. This was a challenging endeavour, particularly in the beginning. At first, the Nuruki family was ridiculed for their attempts to convert to organic farming and avoid the use of pesticides, and they had little experience or help with the transition. Yuichiro Nuruki's father, however, was not intimidated and today the Nuruki Tea Factory proudly produces premium organic teas that are notable for their strong character and nutritional benefits.

Character

Flavour

A masterful selection of rare and refined southern cultivars that come together in a full-bodied and robust fukamushi sencha with a taste that is characteristic of Chiran. The cultivars specially selected for this blend include: yukatamidori with rich umami, asatsuyu with green freshness as well as umami, asanoka with refreshing lightness, yabukita as a mild base to bring them together, and kanayamidori as a strong finish and the source of the tea's lively green colour.

Leaf

Attractive, short leaves that are common for fukamushi. Juicy and silken leaves with a strong green colour

Cup

Fresh light green

Cultivation

Location, Cultivation, Processing

The tea field is located in the fertile lands of southern Chiran in Kagoshima, Japan. The sun shines intensely over these coastal lowlands, thus encouraging the synthesis of bitter substances in the tea plants. The tea field has been certified organic since 1998 and utilises self-produced natural fertiliser that is fermented for 3 years and made from a nutritious combination of bamboo powder and mineral-rich stone. The fertile volcanic soil is further complemented by the ashes that are carried by the wind from the nearby active volcano, Mt. Sakurajima.

The tea is shaded from the strong sun for 7 days before harvest and immediately washed with water after harvest to cleanse away volcanic ash. The tea farmer takes special pride in the use of older, traditional rolling and drying machinery that is made of bamboo rather than plastic. The bamboo components ensure the high quality of the tea during processing.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm in Chiran. Sourced directly from the tea farmer.

Organic Certification 

Preparation

Preparation

1.) Mizudashi in a kyusu: 2-4 heaped tsp per 50-100ml lukewarm water (optionally with ice cubes). Allow to steep for a few minutes. Suitable for multiple infusions.

2.) Mizudashi in a pitcher: 3-4 heaped tsp in a mizudashi pitcher with 0.5-1l lukewarm water (optionally with ice cubes). Steep for 1-3 hours in the refrigerator.

3.) Hot tea: 2 heaped tsp per 100-300ml 55-60°C water. Steep for 2 minutes. Suitable for multiple infusions.

Packaging

Packaged for us by the farmer in high quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouches. Optionally available in an original Japanese gift box.

Recommended Teapot

The ideal teapot for fukamushi sencha is a fukumushi tokoname kyusu with a special sieve designed for the small needles and leaves. Typical sieves are easily clogged by the tea leaves, resulting in an unsatisfactory pour. The special construction of the sieve in these kyusu allows for better water flow. When preparing a cold brew, it is recommended to use a pitcher specially designed for mizudashi.

Recommended Tea Caddy

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

Laboratory Tests

The purity of our formulas is important to us. This is why we have both our raw ingredients as well as our finished products extensively tested by independent laboratories to confirm purity and active ingredient content. Here, we have provided the results of some of the tests carried out on this product.

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