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