Murakami Tea Garden: Handpicked Mountain-Grown Sencha from Yoshiwara, Shizuoka

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Handpicked by the Murakami family from their fields in the beautiful mountains of the Yoshiwara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, this Sencha is a special, extra detailed mini-production lot.

Farm Introduction

According to Hiroki Murakami, who will become the farm's 4th generation master, the family doesn't know exactly when they started farming tea, though his great-grandfather was the one who built their first processing factory in the late 19th century.

Based in the Yoshiwara district, a mountainous region famous for its sea of clouds within the municipality of Shizuoka City, the family produces about 2 tons of tea altogether per year (first and second flushes).

Their leaves are mostly processed as a near-fukamushi (deep steamed), a steaming technique that creates a tea that has fukashimicha's deep, opaque green color and sweetness, but while also retaining much of the leaf's shape.

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Product Info

  • Name: Handpicked Mountain-Grown Sencha
  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Cultivar: Yabukita
  • 2017 Harvest: May 4, 2017. Steaming: 90-100 sec
  • 2018 Harvest: April 26, 2018. Steaming: 70 sec
  • Region: Yoshiwara, Shizuoka, Japan
  • Shading: none
  • Terrain: Mountain-grown

Farm Info

  • Name: Murakami Tea Garden
  • Type: Family-owned and operated farm
  • Established: Late 19th century
  • Production capacity: About 1300 kg per year. The family only harvests the spring first flush harvest.

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