Organic Yame Hoshino Sencha. It is delicious and mild... sweetish, even more so than my Gyokuro.
It arrived yesterday together with the Genmaicha. Both from Yuuki-Cha. This is what Yuuki-Cha has to say about it:
The special point about this sencha's cultivation is that just prior to harvesting the grower directly covers the tea bushes for about 7 days with black netting which blocks around 50% of sunlight. This coverage is similar to kabusecha, only shorter. The coverage does two things, it causes the leaf pigment to become greener, and increases the amino acid and chlorophyll content in the new growth. The purpose behind this is to give the resulting tea a greener infusion color and a sweeter deeper taste.
But somehow this camera refuses to capture that beautiful green colour
It looks the same green as the box but it definitely isn't.
*Edit: I changed the pic*