Hachimanjyu Yakushima Tea: Limited Organic Shincha, Spring First Flush Green Tea (Kuritawase & Asatsuyu) 2019

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Hachimanjyu Yakushima Tea

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  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivars: Kuritawase, Asatsuyu.
  • Harvest: Early April
  • Region: Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan

Steaming: Asamushi, or lightly steamed. This results a leaf that is kept more intact than longer steaming, and therefore results in a clearer, liquid that extracts more slowly from the leaf for multiple steepings. This type of steaming is usually reserved for higher quality leaf.

Steeping recommendation: We recommend the warm water steeping method for this Yakushima Shincha. Steep it in a small amount at low temperature to enjoy the umami flavors more distinctly like gyokuro, then again at higher temperatures to release more flavors.

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