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2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR 2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

2022 SHINCHA | Oishi's Yakushima Saemidori

$26.00

  • Our first batch of 2022 shincha!

    This tea grew on the idyllic island of Yakushima, a hydrofoil ferry ride south of Kagoshima. Spring buds here usually a few weeks ahead of their counterparts in Fukuoka, Uji and Shizuoka.

    Batch size: 10kg

    Harvest: April 6th, 2022

    Shading: 5 days

    Steaming: 40 seconds

    Location:  30.4° N 138.5 E°

     

    Experience: mesmerizing, bright green brew with Ponderosa pine top notes and sweet lime, lingering aftertaste.

    Cultivar:  saemidori (さえみどり) is a popular cultivar in Southern Kyushu, where it thrives in a warmer climate. It was created by crossing Asatsuyu (which has a very desirable flavour but low yields) with Yabukita cultivars; it was only registered in 1990. Saemidori is used mostly for sencha; however, it can also produce very attractive gyokuro and matcha.

    We recommend steeping this tea with water at 65 Celsius; ice brew (mizudashi) also yields stunning results. 


     

    ABOUT THE TEA ARTISAN

    Oishi San's tea factory was established in 1940, a very turbulent period in Japan's history.  The company has flourished; Oishi San owns tea fields in the region, but also sources leaves from a wide diversity of micro-farmers, finishing the tea at his facility in Yame.  


  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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    For inquiries or feedbacks regarding events, please email info@o5tea.com. 

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