Maruchu Fukamushi Sencha

Maruchu fukamushi sencha

Many thanks to Webexpoo.com for sending me this sample.

Maruchu (丸忠) is a tea company in Kakegawa city, Shizuoka prefecture.

They cultivate the tea using a sustainable farming practice, and process it themselves.

I searched for their website but it looks like they don’t have one.

The cultivar isn’t specified, it must be Yabukita then.

Anyway, you can’t go wrong with a fukamushi sencha from Shizuoka prefecture.

Nowadays I’m drinking deep steamed sencha more frequently than normal sencha.

So I guess that I’m qualified for this review 🙂

Reviewing a deep steamed green tea

First thing to notice is a wonderful, sweet aroma. It may be a first harvest tea.

The leaves have a good appearance, although there are a few stems present. Nevertheless it seems like a high quality tea.

I infused it in 60 ml (2 oz) of water at a temperature of 80°C (158°F) for 40 seconds.

Once infused, the wet leaves have a marine aroma. It feels fresh and lightly sweet.

Maruchu fukamushi sencha brewed

I love this tea’s bright green liquor.

The taste is mellow, with plenty of umami. Not bitter nor astringent at all.

It is very refreshing and has a long aftertaste.

Using the same temperature and infusion time, the second infusion produced a darker green color.

Less umami taste and a slight astringency. But still a good green tea.

I then halved the time for the third infusion. Very similar in taste and color to the second one.

For the fourth and final one, I just used boiling water for five seconds.

It was smooth, very enjoyable. Although it was a lighter flavor.

In conclusion, it’s an excellent tea. Just what I had imagined it would be like.

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