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OKUMIDORI (おくみどり) | Gifu Single Cultivar Sencha - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR
OKUMIDORI (おくみどり) | Gifu Single Cultivar Sencha - O-FIVE RARE TEA BAR

OKUMIDORI (おくみどり) | Gifu Single Cultivar Sencha

$20.00

  • With rich umami and a lingering sweet aftertaste, this tea reminds us of Kirishima's Asatsuyu.  

    GROWER: Suzumura Yuji, one of the coolest farmers we've met in this region. He preserves (mostly for family use) old school pan-firing tea traditions.

    MICRO-TERROIR:  Kurokawa (黑川), which at an altitude of 650m, represents the highest micro-terroir in Gifu-Shirakawa.  The cold climate of this region results in traditionally later harvests vs. most other parts of Japan; the weather in Suzumura San's tea is even cooler.

    GPS:   35°35'30"N 137°20'49"E   |   650m a.s.l

    CULTIVAR:  OKUMIDORI (おくみどり) has long been one of our favourite cultivars.  With rich umami and low astringency, this relatively rare cultivar (reportedly accounting for less than 3% of Japan’s yearly harvest) was first developed for sencha, in Shizuoka, in the 1970s.  In Suzumura San's farm, this cultivar adapted very well to cooler springs.

    WATER 70℃ | 158℉ 240ml | 8oz
    TEA 1 tbsp | 4g
    STEEP STYLE 30 seconds | multiple steeps
    EQUIPMENT Kyusu or glass teapot

     

    GROWER ON MAP 

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 6:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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