2022 Sencha First Flush: Okumidori - Yubune Hakusan Shrine

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Cultivated variety: Okumidori
Shading period: 10 days

The okumidori cultivar is known to possess a well balanced taste of umami and bitterness. The natural sweetness of this variety is further emphasised by its deep jade green colour when brewed. To create this unique flavour profile, these okumidori tea trees were covered for 10 days.

Learn more about the okumidori cultivar here.

This is the third year consecutive year in which we have cultivated our tea fields without the use of any pesticide. Furthermore, only organic fertiliser is used. This produce is also part of our Adopt-A-Tea-Tree programme.

About Yubune, Wazuka-cho
Yubune is located in the north of Wazuka-cho. The mountainous terrain makes the weather 3℃ cooler than in central Wazuka, which causes the harvested tea to possess a much sweeter taste. These fields are also organic and pesticide-free. Yubune is also a popular location for tea production as this area was formerly the main production site for competition-grade tea. The soil in the area is rich with nutrients, evident from the 500-year-old cedar trees that grace the borders of our tea fields.

Additional Information:

  • 40 g / 1.41 oz. Approximately 10 servings; please note that each serving can be brewed up to three times using water of different temperature levels.
  • Cultivation method: Pesticide-free.