Kumamoto Native Wakōcha 2nd Flush 2018


At this farm, the producer cares strongly about the environment and their consumer’s health. Therefore, within the premises of these farms and gardens no chemicals such as pesticides are allowed.


This brand is produced in the Ashikita region of Kumamoto prefecture. The current batch is from the Summer 2018 harvest of the native cultivar grown in this region.


About the tea

Origin: Ashikita, Kumamoto, Japan (single estate).
Farmer: Toshihiro Kajihara.
Type: Black tea – Wakōcha.
Cultivar: Native cultivar.
Harvest: July 3, 2018.
Tea bush age: 80 years.
Additional impressions: Sweet with strong flowery and herbal aroma.

About the tea garden

Name: Tengetsu (天月).
Area: 60 ares.
Category: Non-refurbished mountain flank.
Altitude: 150m.
Soil type: Sand soil.
Direction an angle: Northwest 10~30 degrees.
Ridge direction and shape: South to North alongside the mountain contours.

About the climate

Surroundings and environmental circumstances: The Tsuge district is a small settlement in the mountains of Ashikita village in the south of Kumamoto prefecture. The area is known for regular fog occurrences due to large differences in temperature between the coolest and hottest of the day. Throughout the mountains and valleys wild tea bushes continue to grow at a variety of locations, indicating it truly is a blessed environment for the cultivation of tea bushes. Since most tea producers in this area began by harvesting and tending to these wild tea bushes, it is commonly referred to that the origin of Tsuge tea – and this particular tea farm as well – lies with these wild tea bushes.

Brewing Suggestions
Measurements per portion.

・Amount of tea :4~5g
・Water temperature:98℃
・Water amount:200㏄
・Steep duration:90 sec

Suggested no. of infusions: [4]
Maintains a similar energy throughout successive brews, but starts to loose flavor around the 4th infusion.


Weight50 g




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