About the tea
・Origin: Gokasé, Miyazaki, Japan (single estate).
・Farmer: Miyazaki Akira.
・Cultivar: Takachiho cultivar.
・Harvest: Spring, 2022.
・Tea bush age: 50+ years
・Type: Organic green tea / Kamairicha.
About the tea garden
・Name: Jihaku (耳迫)
・Area: 18 ares
・Category: Tea farm
・Soil type: Porous hardened lava and red loam. Paleozoic era
・Direction an angle: Facing North
・Ridge direction and shape: East to west alongside the mountain contours
・Other specifications of the tea garden and cultivation: This particular cultivar is especially weak against frost. This farm is therefore equipped with systems to prevent the bushes from frost.
About the climate
・Climate: Cold climate at an altitude of 600m.
・Surroundings and environmental circumstances: The farm is surrounded by mountains and other organic tea fields, shutting in the cold and the heat during the day. Temperature differences between day and night are especially large. (over 20 degrees celsius).
Special care is given to the temperatures during manufacturing in order to maintain the leaf’s original aroma and flavor.
・Amount of tea ：4g
・Steep duration：40 sec.
Suggested no. of infusions: [4~5]
Shorter infusions release sufficient aroma; experiment with limiting the brewing time to 40 seconds for the first and second brews. Easily maintains flavor and aroma for 4 to 5 brews.