Korogi Wakocha Twig-roast 2017


“This tea is highly refreshing and thirst quenching.”

Yōichi Kōrogi is a leading figure in the manufacturing of kamairi-cha, but also likes to experiment. This roasted tea of black tea twigs is one of his most recent discoveries. The fruity character of the tea and the aroma of the roast result in a delightfully sweet and fruity brew.



Origin: Gokase, Miyazaki, Japan (single estate).
Farmer: Yōichi Kōrogi.
Cultivar: Takachiho, Yamanami, Native, Okumidori blend.
Harvest: July, 2017.
Type: Black tea / Wakocha / loose leaf.
Additional impressions: A strongly aromatic and sweet fragrance with a highly fruity character. Reminiscent of elderberry syrup. Hints of brown sugar in the aftertaste.
Successive brews: Maintains strong sweetness and aroma. Doesn’t lose power at al.

Cultivar chart – Takachiho

Breeder: Miyazaki Prefecture
History: Derived from a native bush in Miyazaki prefecture. registered as no. 11 in 1953. Neighboring to the Gokase village, there is a village named Takachiho, from which it is believed to have received its name.
Growth: Intermediate grower.
Specifications: The cultivar was discerned for its unique characteristics for the production of gyokuro and kamairi-cha. It produces large elliptical leaves and grows in a straight upward direction. It has a strong growth, resulting in a good yield. It is strong against diseases. The young buds are light green and sturdy, producing a thick leaf.

Brewing Suggestion

・Water amount:200cc
・Amount of tea :4~5g

・Water temperature:98℃
・Steep duration:90 sec.

Suggested no. of infusions: [5]
After the 4th brew, the tea produces slightly herbal and spicy notes.


Weight45 g




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