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  • THE STEAMED TEA CLUB | NOV. 2022 FEATURE

    Our objective this month is to discover a tea origin that is off the radar screen of most Japanese tea enthusiasts.  We share the work of Yuta Oka San, who left a TV production job in Tokyo to revive his great grandparents' tea business in Izumo.  

    We also congratulate Oka San, who was awarded the top prize in the 69th (2022) edition of Japan's National Tea Judging Skills Competition (第69回全国茶審査技術競技大会 優勝報告); aged only 36, he is the first competitor from Shimane and one of the youngest to ever win this award.   

    Origin: Izumo, Shimane | 35.3° N 132.8° E

    Cultivar: Okumidori

    Brewing Method: 2g / 120ml / 70°C / 50"

    Please consider also Oka San's Izumo Sencha | Yabukita.

     

    Product images:  Okumidori (left) & Yabukita (right). 

     

    IZUMO, AN UNLIKELY ORIGIN:

    If you Wikipedia Izumo, you will learn about famous soba noodles, Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine and the country’s most ancient stone age tools; you will read nothing about tea.

    There is, however, a history of tea production in the region.  In the early 20th century, Oka San’s family grew tea in Izumo (see B&W pictures); their business fizzled in the post war years, and the family only made tea for personal consumption.

    In 2006 Oka San decided to start growing tea commercially in Izumo, In 2010, he got the first decent harvest; by 2022, the Oka family is again producing some outstanding leads.  


     

     

  • Tea Bar Hours

    SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
    MON - THURS 12:00PM - 6:00PM
    FRI - SAT 12:00PM - 8:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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