Murakami Tea Garden: Mountain-Grown First Flush Wakocha Saeakari Black Tea 和紅茶さえあかり

Size: 10g / 0.35 oz / Spring 2023

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The saeakari cultivar is very new, only registered in 2011. A cross between Z1 and Saemidori, it was developed to retain the bright color of the saemidori while being resistant to the frost that may appear in cold regions.

Steeping Info

  • Tea: 3 grams
  • Time: 5 min
  • Water: 95˚C/203˚F, 200 ml

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Black Tea
  • Cultivar: Saeakari
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Yoshiwara, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Terrain: Mountain-grown, single tea field

Farm Introduction

According to Hiroki Murakami, who will become the farm's 4th generation master, the family doesn't know exactly when they started farming tea, though his great-grandfather was the one who built their first processing factory in the late 19th century.

Based in the Yoshiwara district, a mountainous region famous for its sea of clouds within the municipality of Shizuoka City, the family produces about 2 tons of tea altogether per year (first and second flushes).

Murakami-san began producing black tea just a few years ago but has been winning awards in Japan for his production.

Farm Info

  • Name: Murakami Tea Garden
  • Type: Family-owned and operated farm
  • Established: Late 19th century
  • Production capacity: About 1300 kg per year. The family only harvests the spring first flush harvest.

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