Gokasé, Miyazaki, Japan.
Organic oolong / loose leaf.
For the manufacturing of oolong tea, it produces a better aroma and more refreshing taste when the leaf is harvested after the buds have begun to unfurl.
During sensitizing, sufficient care is taken not to let the leaf oxidize too much.
About the manufacturer
President at Miyazaki Sabō
“At Miyazaki Sabō I see it as my function to make sure that the young aspiring tea producers that come to learn tea manufacturing with us can actively learn it in a free and unconstrained environment. This should help them to discover their own strengths and develop an original style.”
About the tea garden
The farm is surrounded by Japanese cedar trees, limiting the amount of sunlight-hours the bushes receive.
Red loam soil layers from the Paleozoic era.
Direction and angle:
5 degrees Northward.
Ridge direction and shape:
Vertically east to west.
About the climate
Cold climate protected from frost by an inversion layer.
Surroundings and environmental circumstances:
The farm is situated at a high altitude, and only receives limited sunlight. this makes that even when the buds unfurl into leaves, they still remain quite soft. Inversion circulation of the air protects the farm from frost damage.
About the tea cultivar species
Cultivar details - Minamisayaka
Cross-bred from the ‘Miya A-6’ cultivar and the ‘NN27’ cultivar. Registered as no. 42 in 1991.
A slightly late grower with a stronger yield than the Yabukita cultivar. It has shown to rapidly grow roots when reproduced from cuttings.
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.
Fairly resistant against cold and frost. Good resistance against diseases.
Cultivation should be avoided in regions where there is possibility for ‘bacterial wilt’ due to extreme cold climate.
Suggested measurements for 1 portion.
Suggested no. of infusions: [5~10]
Depending on the length of each infusion, this tea maintains fragrance for a long time.
Brew shortly for the first infusion for a fresh aroma. Gradually increase the duration for later infusions.
【Oolong】Organic Minamisayaka Japanese Oolong