Marushige Shimizu Tea Farm: Jin, A Mecha Leaf Tip Green Tea

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Marushige Shimizu Tea Farm

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Grown and processed by the Shimizu family of Suizawa, Mie Prefecture.


  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Net weight: 100 grams (3.52 oz)
    • Cultivar: Yabukita
    • Cultivation & Processing Notes
      • Blended from the leaf tips of various yabukita-based teas shaded for 2-3 weeks before harvest with direct covering (see photo)
      • Steaming: regular steaming (futsumushi) resulting in a leaf that is fine (young, delicate leaves break apart easily in steaming) and produces a semi-opaque, bright green liquor
    • Harvest Season: Spring
    • Number of Cups: 60 cups (20 uses / 3 steepings / 1 cup per steeping. Varies with your steeping recipe.)
    • Region: Suizawa Village, Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture


    • 1st steeping: Tea: 5 grams or 1 teaspoon. Time: 30 sec. Water: 70˚C/158˚F, 240 ml.
    • 2nd steeping: Time: 10-20 seconds. Water: 80˚C/176˚F, 240 ml.
    • 3rd steeping: Increase time to 30-45 seconds or to desired strength.

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