Hiraoka Tea Garden: Award Winning 2022 Imperial Grade Handpicked Sencha【新茶】極上煎茶

Size: 10g / 0.35 oz / Handpicked on April 2022
JPY ¥999

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This blend of the best, handpicked leaves from farmer Hiraoka-san's tea fields also includes a slight amount of slightly withered leaves to create a complex, unique flavor profile with subtle notes of grape according the farmer.

This year (2022) the leaves were picked under the pink moon!

Nov 2022 Upgrade - A special batch was made for the Saitama Prefectural Tea Competition and won 1st place, the Minister's Award.

Steeping Notes

  • Tea: 5 grams
  • Time: 60 seconds
  • Water: 70C/160F, 200 ml
  • Use hotter temperature for more astringency, cooler temperature for more sweetness. Also take a look at our steeping techniques section for info on cold steeping and ice steeping, etc.

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Cultivar: Blend of the youngest leaves from the garden
  • Shaded for a few days before harvest 
  • Harvest: mid-April, handpicked
  • Region: Sayama, Saitama

Producer Info

  • Name: Hiraoka Tea Garden
  • CEO: Tadahito Hiraoka
  • Location: Sayama, Saitama
  • Established: During the Edo Period (1600 - 1868, exact date unknown)

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