・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.
・Amount of tea ：4~5g
・Steep duration：90 sec.
Suggested no. of infusions: 
After the 4th brew, the tea produces slightly herbal and spicy notes.