Discoveries - Kumano Houjicha First Flush

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This tea was found upon a trip to Wakayama Prefecture, famous for the Kumano shrines and Nachi waterfall. This particular area is designated as the UNESCO's World Heritage Site for its historical and cultural importance.


Irokawa-cha is a rare, quality tea produced in Wakayama, Japan.
As one of the three brands of Wakayama-grown tea, Irokawa-cha is produced in the Nachi-Katsuuracho. Ever since the Muromachi Period when the Kumano pilgrimage expanded to the common people, Irokawa-cha has been grown under the warm climate and rich soil of this region. Known as the earliest harvested (picked) tea in honshu (main island of Japan), it is a tea with having mild flavor and rich in umami savoriness.

This Tea

Rare first flush tea of Irokawa-cha made into houjicha.

Steeping Info

  • Tea: 5g
  • Water: 90C/194F, 200ml
  • Time: 1 minute
  • Resteep 3-5 times depending on your strength preference

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Net weight: 200g
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Notes: Grown without use of pesticides / fertilizers
  • Region: Irokawa, Wakayama

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