Fukamushi Means 'Deep Steamed' in Japanese. The steaming process is twice as long as usual, breaks down the structure of the leaf, releasing valuable healthy nutrients and bioactives such as beta-carotene and Vitamin E into the brew. Deep intense green colour, fuller rounded flavour with distinctive fine-floating tea particles. Rich and mild. Increasing popularity in Japan due to its mild taste and extra health benefits. Growing in the sun increases the amount of the antioxidant Catechins (EGCG) and Vitamins.
CAN BE BREWED COLD
I find certified organic tea to be more costly, with lesser quality but this one held up its own against non-organic sencha.. This tea takes me back to more traditional sencha flavor of what natural green tea once was. There is a slight hint of grassy/earthy taste that blends well with the rest. It is milky smooth and I love it. For those others used to stronger tea, add 1 - 2 grams more as opposed to 4 grams specified in the instruction.
An elegant, perfect cup of tea every morning for many years already. Love it.
I had never tried nor even heard of fukamushi tea prior to visiting ocha's website. I decided it was worth a try based on the description but wasn't expecting a tea as wonderful as this! It has a very unique flavor, very smooth yet very flavorful. I will order this tea again and again, so glad I decided to order this tea!
This is the kind of tea I miss having in my life. No need for adding sweetener personally because the flavor is the plot of a beautiful story. This will aid in my healthy diet and give me balance I need to relax. I shall order more.
Consistently fresh and delicious! Would recommend brewing at or below 175 for it's characteristic umami flavor.