1st Flush Sencha
gardenia, kale, umami
A new style of Japanese green tea; first flush leaves of Kagoshima tea are withered before steaming to impart floral notes to leaf trimmings that are combined for a savory broth of umami infusion.
Plain white porcelain teaware helps highlight the bright green energy of both the dry leaves and the steeped tea; morning light on the cup flickers sublime.
Breathing in the flowery essence of the raw green leaves as they expand to fill a warm pot of fresh clean water builds anticipation that is fulfilled by a rich savory sip.