A Minekaori single cultivar kamairicha coming from the award-winning Miyazaki Sabou Tea Garden. The Minekaori cultivar is a cultivar specifically utilized to make kamairicha. Minekaori in Japanese literally means mountain peak aroma, which makes perfect sense considering that Miyazaki Sabou Tea Garden is located in the mountain tea fields of Gokase, at about 600m in altitude.
What is a kamairicha? Kamairicha is green tea which is made by heating the leaves in a pan instead of the typical steaming process that senchas go through. It is the common method of producing Chinese green tea, but is quite rare today in Japan. Rather than producing the typical round pellet shape associated with gunpowder tea, the Japanese method gives the shape of a comma (i.e., the punctuation mark). In general, kamairicha is a traditional folk tea from Southern Japan and Miyazaki prefecture is known as the best prefecture for this type of tea! Kamairichas can be a nice change from the senchas one may be used to with the pleasant scent of roasted chestnuts.
- Ingredients: Pan-fired green tea
- Cultivar: Minekaori
- Harvest: Spring
- Certification: Original package JAS certified organic
- Region: Gokase Village, Miyazaki Prefecture
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