First flush (shincha 2023)
HATSUNO is an emerald-hued, deep-steamed (fukamushi) kabusecha created by Takaki san in Hoshinomura. This vibrant and aromatic shaded tea is a blend of the Okumidori and Fuji-Midori cultivars.
Lingering notes of steamed spinach, bean sprout, and barley are accented by notes of dried gardenia and fresh grass. This is a great tea for everyday enjoyment.
The Okumidori cultivar offers a round and mellow taste with low astringency while delivering good caffeine contents. This sweet-tasting tea leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.
Step by Step Tasting Guide
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InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Kabusecha Organic: No Cultivars: Okumidori, Fuji-midori Conservation: 8 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 3 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 8g / 0.28 oz|
|Water300ml / ~10 fl oz|
|Temperature80C / 176F|
Takaki san was born in 1973 in Hoshino Village, Yame (Fukuoka prefecture). He graduated from Yame High School and studied business and management for 7 years at Vancouver, Canada. As the first son of Takaki Green Tea Farm he naturally took over his family business in 1999 from his father.His dynamism, the excellence of his products and love of his area have raised Takaki san to the position of leading voice among young tea producers in the Yame area. His green tea has won some of the highest national awards during the recent years and many will follow in the coming years we are sure of that !