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2022 SHINCHA | Tanegashima Kuritawase

$22.00

  • This is our SECOND lot of 2022 shincha.  It grew in the southern island of Tanegashima (over 100km south of Kagoshima).  We have a very limited amount, as most of our lot will be featured in May's Steamed Tea Club.

    Experience:  

    Featuring a rich, roasted chestnut aroma reminiscent of a German Christmas market on a cold evening. 

    Tea Facts:

    Location:  30.7° N 131.0° E

    Batch size: 10kg

    Harvest: April 2nd, 2022

    Shading: 7 days

    Steaming: 37 seconds

     

    Cultivar:  Kuritawase (栗田早生) literally translates as 'chestnut field early birth'.  It is an appropriate name, as its trees usually provide tea buds 7 - 10 days before their yabukita counterparts, making Kuritawase one of the first 'shincha' available every year.  We haven't encountered too many samples of this cultivar and may be a bit biased with this particular lot... but it also has some very defined notes of chestnut.

    Origin:  Tanegashima ( 種子島) is a small, narrow island located south of the southern coast of Kyushu.  It has volcanic soils, very low elevation and sub-tropical climate; it is well known for its diversity of birds and plants.  Tanegashima's tea fields usually yield some of the earliest shincha harvests in Japan.

     

    Brewing Suggestion:  5g / 70 Celsius / 150ml / 140"  


     


    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

     

    For general inquiries or feedback, please submit the form below.

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

    We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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