Kajihara Tea Garden: #06 Award Winning Koushun First Flush Black Tea (Wakocha) 春摘み香駿和紅茶

Size: 10g / 0.35 oz / Spring

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Soft spring buds were harvested and finished with a light oxidization to produce Kajihara Tea Garden's wakocha (Japanese black tea).

Koushun is a cross between kurasawa and kanaya midori cultivars


  • Gold Medal Award winner at the 2023 Leafies Awards.
  • The spring harvested koshun black tea from Kajihara-san won Five Stars at the 2022 Japanese Tea Festival.

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Black Tea
  • Cultivar(s): Koushun
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Tsuge village, Ashikita town, Kumamoto
  • Storage: Store sealed airtight in cool, dry area avoiding sunlight



Steeping Notes

  • Tea: 5 grams
  • Time: 5 minutes (please adjust to personal preference)
  • Water temperature: 90C/194F degrees
  • Water amount: 150 ml



About the Tea Farmer

Toshihiro Kajihara, Tea Farmer
  • Name: Toshihiro Kajihara
  • Vendor Type: Family farm (Kajihara Tea Garden)
  • Location: Ashikita, Ashikita-gun, Kumamoto 869-6303, Japan

The Kajihara Tea Garden is cultivated by Toshihiro Kajihara, a 3rd generation tea farmer based in the 9-family hamlet of Tsuge in Ashikita Village, Kumamoto. Being first born in his family, he was expected to continue the family business and so specialized in tea during his studies in the Public Agricultural University in Kumamoto prefecture. At the age of 20, he returned home to start his tea career.

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