Kumamoto Koshun Organic Oolong 2018


The Koshun cultivar is primarily renowned for its distinct aroma which is best expressed when slightly withered or oxidised during manufacturing and is therefore considered as a varietal, best suited to the production of Oolong types of tea.


Its tea has a distinctly deep and full-bodied character, with, in the drinker’s nose, both a suspicion of citrus and a slightly flowery yet predominantly sour tickle. The milky savour of infusions from leaf of this species demonstrates an easygoing depth, accompanied by a satisfying freshness. As imbibing such an infusion also has a warming effect on the body, this tea has an especial appeal for young women.



Origin: Ashikita, Kumamoto, Japan (single estate).
FarmerToshihiro Kajihara.
Cultivar: Koshun cultivar.
Harvest: Spring 2018.
Type: Oolong / loose leaf.
Additional impressions: Citrus; Sweet flowery, flower stems (bitter in the nose, sweet in the mouth); Lettuce heart; Fresh spinach; Endive; Mugwort.
2nd brew: Rose perfume; Lily of the valley (鈴蘭); Celery.

Brewing Suggestion

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

・Water temperature:98℃
・Steep duration:60 sec.

Suggested no. of infusions: [6]
A shorter infusion for the first brew will help soften the leaf to produce a more delicious 2nd brew.


Weight45 g




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