Sencha from the Yame area is known for its slightly stronger branding aroma compared to other regions. This imbues this naturally produced tea with an even stronger, sweeter aroma.
About the tea
・Origin: Yame, Fukuoka, Japan (single estate).
・Farmer: Masashi Harajima.
・Type: Green tea – Sencha.
・Cultivar: Yamakai cultivar.
・Harvest: May 10, 2019.
・Tea bush age: 20 years.
Cultivar chart – Yamakai
・Growth: Relatively fast to intermediary grower, 1 day earlier than Yabukita.
・Rarity: Used in only 3% of the whole of Japanese tea gardens.
・Specifications: Due to its particular fragrance distinctive of a mountain tea it is being disfavored by the tea industry which explains its rarity. Fresh greenness. Balanced flavor and aroma.
・Resistance: Fairly weak against frost and diseases and only average against cold.
About the tea garden
・Name: Hinode (日出).
・Area: 10 ares.
・Category: Tea farm.
・Soil type: Red – yellow Loamy soil.
・Direction an angle: 3% south facing slope.
・Ridge direction and shape: South to North crescent shaped lanes of bushes.
・Other specifications: Non-shaded road-side cultivation.
About the climate
・Climate: Especially cool in summer. In winter the bushes get covered in thick layers of snow.
・Surroundings and environmental circumstances: The morning sun reaches the bushes early. In the evening the sun disappears rather soon.
About the production process
・Manufacturing: Regular steaming / Futsumushi.
Measurements per portion.
・Amount of tea ：3~4g
・Steep duration：60~90 sec
Suggested no. of infusions: 
Begin with cooler water for a more mellow brew. Increase the water temperature for successive brews.