Kanes Tea: Honyama Togen "Marishi" - Limited Handpicked First Flush, Spring 2021 本山桃源

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Year: 2021
Size: 20g / 0.7 oz
JPY ¥3,999

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A special, Limited Edition 2021 shincha from Shizuoka, this tea was handpicked for perfect leaf shape and quality, steamed normally.

Tea developer, Miyoshi Yamamori, developed this rare tea cultivar "Marishi" containing a lot of chlorophyll that makes leaves dark green. Featuring a high umami content, the leaf produces a naturally sweet and rich flavor.

Notes from Ian: My own tasting of this tea left me at a loss for words. I wanted to say it was silky, but that also doesn't describe the light, fluffiness...after some thought, I think the best analog would be if a bancha is a baseball, it's astringency and bitterness creating a hard flavor profile, this tea is like holding down feathers lightly in your hand. I apologize for not having better words to describe this amazing tea.



Steeping notes

  • Tea: 4 grams. Time: 70 sec. Water: 45C/113F, 50 ml
  • Recommended Teaware: Shiboridashi / Glass lid bowl

Product Info

  • Name: Honyama Togen
  • Size: 20g
  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Harvest: April 2021
  • Region: Shizuoka Prefecture


Supplier Info

  • Name: Kanes Tea Factory

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