The komakage cultivar was originally developed to make gyokuro. However, when made into a sencha, it evolves into tea with a refreshing green color that is well-rounded with a delicate sweetness. Perfect to enjoy with traditional Japanese desserts. Additionally, the Yoshino Tea Garden cultivated this komakage cultivar on a trial basis by their tea fields a long time ago and due to its' resilience to the cold, it has been a recommended variety in the Sayama/Saitama Prefecture region.
Tea: 5 grams. Time: 60 sec. Water: 70C/175F, 200 ml.
Steep immediately upon second steep, and 30-60 seconds for the third steep.
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Cultivar: Komakage
- Harvest: Spring
- Region: Hidaka City (Sayama), Saitama
- Name: Yoshino Tea Garden
- Type: Family business, farm
The Yoshino family has been farming tea in Sayama, Saitama, for at least 7 generations, and while many farmers cultivate many different cultivars, the current head, Seiichi Yoshino, has made an effort to offer single cultivar sencha to the public. He has also worked on developing his own cultivars, Horai Kincha and Murasaki Kifujin.