A truly unique hand-picked, hand-processed, lightly withered and oxidized black tea from native trees at the Japanese Machu Picchu in Kasuga village, Gifu prefecture.
The tea trees here have been cared for in exclusively natural ways and Sayo Nakamura who tends to them loves to produce this gentle black tea.
Its aroma is light, and truly strokes the senses in a caring and soothing way. Savoring this tea makes one float in the sky and when you close your eyes you can see the beautiful tea gardens where this tea has grown; you can smell the delicious mountain air, and you will hear the silence of this area.
About the tea
・Origin: Kasuga, Gifu prefecture.
・Farmer: Sayo Nakamura.
・Cultivar: Native bushes.
・Harvest: May, 2020.
・Tea bush age: 100 to several hundred years.
・Type: Wakōcha black tea.
About the tea garden
・Name: Kasuga Tea Factory [春日ティーファクトリー]
・Area: 15 ares
・Category: Tea mountain
・Geological features: Limestone
・Soil type: Crumbly black topsoil, porous hardened lava
・Direction an angle: NESW horizontal surface atop the mountain
・Ridge direction and shape: Individual rounded bushes; The tea bushes grow naturally as individual trees.
About the climate
・Climate: Lots of rain; Large temperature differences
・Surroundings and environmental circumstances: Surrounded by mountains. Different tea fields created from wild tea bushes are spread out over the mountain surface.
・Other information: On certain days we have morning dew and evening dew. This helps the bushes to absorb the amino acids in the air for more sweetness.
Harvest is done by hand; The tea is processed exclusively by hand as well.
Measurements per person.
・Amount of tea ：3~4g
・Steep duration：60 sec
Suggested no. of infusions: [4~5]
Begin with a shorter infusion to express the aroma. Gradually increase steeping durations.