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OKUYUTAKA OKUYUTAKA
OKUYUTAKA
OKUYUTAKA OKUYUTAKA
OKUYUTAKA OKUYUTAKA

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.


  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    HOLIDAYS: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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