Kurihara Tea #17: Okuhikari Yame Sencha

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A single cultivar sencha from the Kurihara brothers, this Okuhikari is known for its vibrant green color.

Okuhikari is a cross between the Yabukita cultivar that makes up 75% of the tea grown in Japan, and a Chinese cultivar, Shizu Cy225, and officially registered in 1987. The plant grows slower than Yabukita requiring more care to avoid damage from weather and insects, but produces a better crop yield.

Product Info

  • Name: Okuhikari Yame Sencha
  • Japanese name: 品種茶、おくひかり
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Net weight: 100 grams / 3.52 oz, 20 grams / 0.70 oz
  • Cultivar: Okuhikari
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Yabemura Village, Yame City, Fukuoka
  • Notes: Machine harvested from a tea field at altitude of about 600 meters (1968 feet). Regular steaming, but on the long side, so close to a fukamushi (deep steamed tea) but not quite. 

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