DescriptionThis delicious organic sencha from Chiran area (Kagoshima) is plucked during the first harvest by Orita san, one of the first tea producers to turn to organic farming in Japan in the 1970s.
This deep-steamed (fukamushi) sencha is the perfect tea if you are looking for one with a full, rich mouthfeel. Orita-san has created a tea that beautifully represents Chiran. This tea is very aromatic and vibrant, and has notes of fresh spinach, pea tendrils, and yuzu peel.
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from ChiranQuality and type: Premium Sencha Organic: Yes JASCultivars: Kanaya-Midori Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Orita Nobuo san was 24 years-old when he inherited his family tea farm and factory from his father, in 1970. Established in 1960, Orita-en tea plantation decided to turn to organic tea already in the 1970s, but it took them 20 years of trial and errors to find the right method that would yield a satisfactory result. They received the JAS organic certification in 2000 when it was first launched.The fields of Orita-en cover 25 ha in Chiran area. Their teas benefits from the rich soil and the mild climate of the Kagoshima peninsula. Their products are the results of both a great environment and careful work. Tea trees that grow according to organic standards and methods tend to become deficient because their metabolism is activated and requires a large amount of nutrients and trace elements. Relying on scientific data, Orita-en selects the type and quantity of nutrients necessary by performing original soil analysis and fertilisation design. Using microorganisms, they can achieve synergy with fertiliser agents and obtain a highly efficient control.