【Wakōcha】Minamisayaka Wakocha 2022

Organic Fragrant Japanese Black Tea Wakōcha.
Unique Floral Aromas of the Minamisayaka Cultivar.
This tea produces a variety of tastes, aromas and experiences on top of the underlying base of a tasty and soft bitterness.


About the tea

Origin: Gokasé, Miyazaki, Japan (single estate).
Farmer: Miyazaki Akira.
Cultivar: Minamisayaka cultivar.
Harvest: Spring, 2022.
Tea bush age: 19 years
Type: Organic black tea / loose leaf.


Cultivar chart – Minamisayaka

Breeder: Miyazaki Prefecture
History: Cross-bred from the ‘Miya A-6’ cultivar and the ‘NN27’ cultivar. Registered as no. 42 in 1991.
Growth: A slightly late grower with a stronger yield than the Yabukita cultivar. It has shown to rapidly grow roots when reproduced from cuttings.
Specifications: It is a vigorous bush that grows branches in a vertical direction. It grows a long, large elliptical leaf with a deep green color. Its quality is especially suitable for the manufacturing of sencha. When brewed it produces a bright, clear green liquor with a strong aroma.
Resistance: Fairly resistant against cold and frost. Good resistance against diseases.
Suitable land: Cultivation should be avoided in regions where there is possibility for ‘bacterial wilt’ due to extreme cold climate.


About the tea garden

Name: Kengo-hirohata (健吾広畑)
Area: 20 ares
Category:  Tea farm
Altitude: 580m
Soil type: Volcanic ash and soil layers from the Paleozoic era
Direction an angle: 5 degrees Northward
Ridge direction and shape: Vertically north to south


About the climate

Climate: Cold climate at an altitude of 580m.
Surroundings and environmental circumstances: The farm is surrounded by mountains, easily encapsulating the cold and the heat during the day. Temperature differences between day and night are especially large. (over 20 degrees celsius).


Additional information:

For this particular tea the producer has experimented with implementing processes that aren’t common for the manufacturing of black tea.He used sun-drying and sensitizing to enhance the aroma of his black tea.


Brewing Suggestion

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

Suggested no. of infusions: [4]
Maintains a well balanced character throughout successive brews. Slightly begins to fade around the 4th steep.

Weight45 g
Package size




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