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KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2022 | ZAIRAI - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2022 | ZAIRAI - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2022 | ZAIRAI - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2021 | Zairai - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

KAMAIRICHA ICHOKA 2023 | ZAIRAI

$18.00
$20.00
  • 40g
  • 80g
Experience:  an exceptionally buttery expression of Shizuoka’s soil, this tea reminds us of muscatel and grass fed butter.

Icho (萎凋):  withered, as in 'withering tea leaves
Ka (香):  incense or aroma

This tea is particularly interesting because it provides a glimpse of what many Japanese people would have enjoyed in the 19th and early 20th centuries.  ‘Icho’ means withering (allowing the leaves to gently oxidize before firing them.  Osada San allowed these tea leaves to wither for a few hours, just like producers would have done in old times, when transportation from the tea fields to the processing facilities took much longer than today.  The result is a particularly silky brew, somewhat reminiscent of very lightly oxidized oolongs.

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Harvest: first week of May, 2023
Cultivar:  zairai
Producer:  Osada Natsumi
Origin:  Isagawa, Shizuoka, Japan
GPS:  35.0° N, 117.9° E

Producer:  Osada Natsumi

On top of being a talented tea grower, Osada San has one of the most educated noses we have ever encountered.  He is a multiple award winner at Japan's National Tea Tasting Competition.  He is also ranked as an '8th Dan' Tea Taster.

Brewing suggestions:  5g / 250ml / 90°C / 30”