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OKUYUTAKA

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TEA INFO

TYPE Green Tea | Sencha
ORIGIN

Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan

GPS 31.7ºN 130.8ºE
TASTING NOTES Fiddleheads | Cashews | Peach
GROWER
The Hayashi Family
CULTIVAR Okuyutaka

BREWING GUIDE

OKUYUTAKA
WATER 70℃ | 163℉ 240ml | 8oz
TEA 1 tbsp | 4g
STEEP STYLE 30 seconds | multiple steeps
EQUIPMENT Kyusu or glass teapot

 

ABOUT THE CULTIVAR 

This is a newer cultivar, valued for its sweetness and fragrance. Light steaming in this batch brings out these qualities.

ABOUT THE GROWER

Our Kirishima tea growers - Hayashi Shutaro, Kenji and Take, are 5th generation fa rmers. Over 100 years ago, the first Hayashi brought tea seeds from Shizuoka Prefecture 静岡県 - the major green tea producer of Japan. Those trees are still alive now! And they make Zairai Fukamushi. In the 1950's, the Kirishima growers were pioneers in the use of pesticides. In the 1980's, they were the first farm in the region to go organic, and have remained so since. Having inherited a historical culture of tea cultivation and production, the current generation growers are nonetheless innovative and unorthodox. They experiment with non-traditional tea production, such as various single-cultivar sencha; matcha made of special samidori leaves; and green tea paste that tastes awesome in nitro.