The Harashima family's Hachijyuhachiya is harvested on the 88th day of spring in the lunar calendar, which is not only a fortuitous day but an early harvest of extra delicate leaves that grew in the beautiful mountains of Yame village (Yame, Fukuoka prefecture). This tea is especially for those who are seeking high-quality rich tea. Within the deep flavor, one will also be pleased with a sense of being refreshed.
- Ingredients: Green Tea
- Net weight: 100 grams, vacuum-packed original bag. 20 grams repacked on demand into Yunomi resealable bag.
- Cultivar: Blended from the best leaves in among their fields (saemidori, yabukita, okumidori, okuyutaka)
- Harvest: May 1 (88th day of spring)
- Region: Upper mountains of Yabe village, Yame District, Fukuoka, Japan. Altitude about 600 meters.
The steeping guidelines below are from Chiyonoen. For more steeping tips including cold steeping and ice steeping, please see Yunomi's steeping guides.
- General Steeping for 2 persons
- Tea: 5g, Time: 60-90 seconds, Water: 70C/158F, 160ml
- Resteep 3 times
- Tips for a Pleasant Tea Drinking Experience
- Pour boiling water into a teacup or cup, leave it for about 2 minutes to cool to around 79 °C/158F, and then transfer it to a kyusu (Japanese tea pot). Steep for 60 to 90 seconds and it is ready to drink! Pour up to the last drop as the last drops are where the umami resides.
- From the 2nd steep, pour the hot water at a higher temperature than the 1st steep and steep for a shorter duration.
- Please enjoy the tea up to the third steep.
About the Farm
Chiyonoen Tea Farm is a small tea garden operated by husband and wife farmers Masashi and Eri Harashima deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. The 3rd generation farm specializes in high grade mountain-grown sencha and gyokuro. Established by his grandfather and the farm's namesake, Chiyokichi.
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