・Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan (single estate).
・Farmer: Masashi Harajima.
・Cultivar: Sayamamidori cultivar.
・Harvest: Spring, 2018.
・Type: Wakōcha black tea / loose leaf.
About the Farmer
Several years ago, I spent two weeks traveling through Kyushu in search of unique organic tea. The village of Yame stood out for its high altitude (400 to 650 meters) and it was there that I met Masahi Harajima. He converted his fields to a strict organic process in 2015 based on the idea that farming without pesticides is easier at high altitudes due to the lack of bugs. The only additives he uses are natural fertilizers that comply with organic guidelines, and his prizewinning tea is proof that going organic is a viable and fulfilling option for Japanese tea farmers.
・Amount of tea ：3~4g
・Steep duration：2 min.
Suggested no. of infusions: [3+]