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Kumamoto Koshun Organic Oolong 2018

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  • $1500

The Koshun cultivar is primarily renowned for its distinct aroma which is best expressed when slightly withered or oxidised during manufacturing and is therefore considered as a varietal, best suited to the production of Oolong types of tea.

Its tea has a distinctly deep and full-bodied character, with, in the drinker’s nose, both a suspicion of citrus and a slightly flowery yet predominantly sour tickle. The milky savour of infusions from leaf of this species demonstrates an easygoing depth, accompanied by a satisfying freshness. As imbibing such an infusion also has a warming effect on the body, this tea has an especial appeal for young women.



Origin: Ashikita, Kumamoto, Japan (single estate).
Farmer: Toshihiro Kajihara.
Cultivar: Koshun cultivar.
Harvest: Spring 2018.
Type: Oolong / loose leaf.
Additional impressions: Citrus; Sweet flowery, flower stems (bitter in the nose, sweet in the mouth); Lettuce heart; Fresh spinach; Endive; Mugwort.
2nd brew: Rose perfume; Lily of the valley (鈴蘭); Celery.

Brewing Suggestion

・Water amount:200cc
・Amount of tea :4~5g

・Water temperature:98℃
・Steep duration:60 sec.

Suggested no. of infusions: [6]
A shorter infusion for the first brew will help soften the leaf to produce a more delicious 2nd brew.

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