Yoshino Tea Garden: Horai Kincha Single Cultivar Sayama Golden Sencha Green Tea

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Size: 100g / 3.5 oz / 2020
JPY ¥6,000

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The golden field you see here is a proprietary cultivar he named Horai Kincha 蓬莱錦茶 - Horai refers to an island in Chinese and Japanese mythology while "Kin" refers to a type of weaving called nishiki (famous in Kyoto) in which golden threads are interwoven with other colors.

This golden sencha is known to have an naturally abundant level of amino acids giving it a rather savory umami flavor despite no shading. But be warned, this is a tea for connoisseurs!

Steeping Notes

Tea: 5 grams. Time: 60 sec. Water: 70C/175F, 200 ml.

Steep immediately upon second steep, and 30-60 seconds for the third steep.


Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: Horai Kincha 蓬莱錦茶
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Hidaka City (Sayama), Saitama


Producer Info

  • Name: Yoshino Tea Garden
  • Type: Family business, farm

The Yoshino family has been farming tea in Sayama, Saitama, for at least 7 generations, and while many farmers cultivate many different cultivars, the current head, Seiichi Yoshino, has made an effort to offer single cultivar sencha to the public. He has also worked on developing his own cultivars, Horai Kincha and Murasaki Kifujin.

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