Aged by Yunomi for the last 3 years, this product was originally sourced from the Naito family of the Koukaen Tea Factory in 2016. Vintage green teas is not something found commonly in Japan, but we find that these aged tencha green teas produce a sweet vegetal flavor that is absent of astringency.
- Tea: 2 grams
- Time: 3 minutes
- Water: 80C/176F, 200 ml
- Resteep 2nd time at 15 sec., 80C/176F, 200 ml. Resteep 3rd time at 45 sec., 80C/176F, 200 ml. For more steeping tips, see: Yunomi.life/steeping.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Harvest: Spring, 2016
- Region: Nishio, Aichi
About Koukaen Tea Factory
Founded in 1948 by Yoshikazu Naito, the Koukaen Tea Factory is owned by the Naito family and employs a total of 9 people including family members. His son, President Tadashi Naito (see photo) is the 2nd head of the company.
Based in the Nishio region of Aichi Prefecture, Koukaen specializes in the initial processing of leaves from farms in Nishio into dried unrefined tencha tea leaves (steamed and dried without rolling), and grinding of refined tencha leaves into matcha. (Refinement of the tencha leaves is outsourced to a trusted partner.)
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