Shizuoka tea farmer Takayuki Tarui generally uses summer second flush leaves to create oolong tea, but this year he experimented with first flush leaves. Grown pesticide free and without synthetic fertilizers, the tea is made from the karabeni cultivar, harvested mid-May 2019.
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- Ingredient: Oolong tea
- Cultivar: karabeni - selected from a plant grown from seed brought from China in the 1950s but never formally registered with the government so quite rare
- Harvest: mid-May
- Region: Nearaicho, Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea: 5 grams
- Time: 3 minutes (longer for a stronger cup)
- Water temperature: 90C/194F degrees
- Water amount: 200 ml
- Steep up to 3 times
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