Haruyo and Shigeru Morimoto are experts in tea and for the production of their Sencha they blend leaves from different tea plant varieties.
The basic taste notes come from the Yabukita plant and are sweet and mild.
The final, slightly spicy notes are delivered by leaves from the Yutaka Midoru variety.
This Nami Sencha is produced from a medium leaf grade, not too fine, so the tea is very suitable for an everyday cup.
The leaves are not as sensitive to water temperature and brewing time as some green teas so this Sencha is perfect for the less experienced green tea drinker.
The production of Nami Sencha is equally straightforward and includes steaming of the fresh leaves followed by rolling into the desired, typical Sencha appearance of narrow almost needle-like leaves.
Tea Garden For Morimoto Nami Sencha
The Morimoto tea garden is set up not far from the town Miyazaki on the island of Kyushu.
Originally a very small garden some 40 years ago, the organic tea growing has evolved with the Morimoto’s ever since.
The tea garden is organic not for profit or marketing reasons but entirely because they consider it a valuable goal to cultivate natural tea in an environment of ecological equilibrium
How To Brew
1 tsp for 0.3l
70 – 75C
Repeat brewing of up to 3 times is possible with approx. 20 sec brewing time