This excellent example of a Fukamushi-cha (deep steaming) from the prize-winning producer Otsuka is made from carefully selected high quality tea leaves from the early days of Spring. To make this tea, the fresh leaves are deep steamed and processed immediately after plucking, resulting in a thick, rich, slightly-sweet taste and dark green colour. The deep steaming part of the process causes the leaves to lose their shape and become more broken than other green teas. This means that you consume more of the actual tea leaf and is also the reason for the rich, dark green liquour. Fukamushi style teas are said to be ideal for delicate stomachs.