KIMI comes straight from the mountains of Miyazaki prefecture, and is an award-winning blend of kamairicha (pan-fired green tea) and cinnamon bark hand-picked by Korogi san at Gokase Seicha.
This original mix of green tea and cinnamon has an amazing scent and flavor, and creates a wonderfully warm feeling with each sip. The perfect pick for the holiday season!
KIMI has been included in our Health-Oriented Tea selection for its many health benefits- in addition to its antioxidants, cinnamon has been proven to reduce markers of inflammation and provide antibacterial and antifungal properties. Studies have even shown that cinnamon can help to lower blood sugar and improve insulin resistance.
2023: 7th place in the Annual National Tea Competition
2022: Honorable Mention, Japanese Tea Selection, Paris, for Cinnamon Kamairicha Soumai
In addition, Gokase Seicha has received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award a total of 16 times.
InformationHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from MiyazakiQuality and type: Competition Kamairicha Organic: No Cultivars: Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Head of Gokase Midori Seicha, located in the dead center of Miyazaki Prefecture (sometimes colloquially called “Kyushu’s Bellybutton.”) Gokase, a town of just around 3500 people, is set high in the misty highlands, where it is said that tea culture was introduced in the early 1600s.At 600 m above sea level, harvest season is much later than elsewhere in Kyushu. Rather than rush to compete with shipping times, this grower differentiates himself with taste and technique. He is the second generation steward of Gokase; his father learned how to make kamairicha and brought this knowledge to his own tea farm in the 1960s. Under Korogi san’s guidance, Gokase Seicha became a JAS certified organic producer in 2013. Tea’s flavor comes from the environment in which it is grown, and for Korogi san, the natural stresses and energy provided by organic cultivation help give their tea its own “life force.” That splendid energy of Gokase, and the heart and soul of its growers, comes through in their tea.