The Kikizu family has been farming tea for about a century in the Sonogi region of Nagasaki Prefecture. 4th generation tea farmer is offering four of the more rare cultivars from his farm unblended for tea enthusiasts worldwide.
Saemidori / Saeakari / Ooiwase / Meiryoku
Their tea fields are based on mountains at elevation of about 350 meters. So the family does not use pesticides prior to the spring harvest, and only uses pesticides if necessary in the summer.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Ooiwase
- Harvest: Mid to late April
- Region: Sonogi, Nagasaki
- Notes: Deep steaming (fukamushi), and skips the last step in the sencha rolling process to create steamed tamaryokucha (also known as guricha)
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