Yamane-en: Handrolled Temomicha Shincha Limited 2018, Mizumi-iro, Shizuoka

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A limited edition hand-rolled sencha, or temomicha, from the Mizumi-iro Village of Shiuzoka Prefecture. Hand-rolled tea is the basis of all machine-processed tea in Japan, and farmers often study hand-rolling techniques to utilize their rolling machines more skillfully. The process takes 5-6 hours, and can only be made a few kilograms at a time. (Video below of handrolling from Obubu Tea.)

Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Mizumi-iro Village, Shizuoka

Vendor Info

Yamane-en is a family-operated tea shop based near Sugamo Station on the Yamanote Loop Line in Tokyo and run by tea master Michio Shiobara. With 40 years of experience in the Japanese tea industry behind him, Shiobara-san offers unique teas sourced from small villages throughout Japan as well as a number of tisanes popular in Japan for their health benefits.

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