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Kamairi cha from Amakusa, Kumamoto

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Kamairi cha from Amakusa, Kumamoto
US$25.00
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Region: Amakusa, Kumamoto

An island located in the south of Kumamoto Prefecture, Amakusa enjoys a lush, well-preserved natural environment, but the weather conditions, with the salty winds, are not ideal for tea growing. Yet, Mr. Ihara has been able to adapt to his environment to produce Kamairichas of the very first class, rising to the top every year in the competitions.

Among the various areas in Kyôto Prefecture where Uji tea is grown, Wazuka is one of the most famous for senchas. It produces many unshaded teas - See more at: http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=374#sthash.S34F5J3H.dpuf
Among the various areas in Kyôto Prefecture where Uji tea is grown, Wazuka is one of the most famous for senchas. It produces many unshaded teas - See more at: http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=374#sthash.S34F5J3H.dpuf
Among the various areas in Kyôto Prefecture where Uji tea is grown, Wazuka is one of the most famous for senchas. It produces many unshaded teas - See more at: http://www.thes-du-japon.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=374#sthash.S34F5J3H.dpufwane is one of the most famous mountain tea producing areas in Shizuoka and even in all of Japan. At 600 metres (almost 2000 feet) in altitude, the Tsuchiya family, which has won many awards in national competitions, grows and finishes very high quality teas, using the least possible fertilizer and pesticides.

Cultivar: Yabukita

More Product Info

  • Farm: Ihara Shinji
  • Harvest Season: May 2016
  • Tea type : Kamairicha

Thes du Japon's Tasting Notes

This Kamairicha was entered in the 2015 national competition. Its leaves are a beautiful shiny deep green, finely rolled, thick, different from traditional Kamairichas. Their fragrance is sweet, with notes of cacao. Infusing the leaves produces a warm scent, with aromas of sweet potato and roasted chestnuts.
In the mouth, there are peaty flavours at first, very aromatic, which express themselves before giving way to sweetness, umami, and then finally the savor of fresh vegetables, avocado, long in the mouth, which share the aftertaste with mellowness.
While competition Kamairichas can sometimes be perplexing, this Japanese green tea has strength and character, and true characteristic Kamairicha flavours, allied with the great purity of competition teas.

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