First harvest tea (shincha 2023)
This gently curled-leaf Tamaryokucha produced by Ooyama san represents the unique flavors of Higashi-Sonogi. It should be enjoyed by itself so you can experience its balanced complexity and lingering sweetness.
Captivating, bright citrus notes are followed by notes of fresh almond and steamed arugula, as you continue to savor it. Ooyama-san has created a tea that will transport you to Japan every time you sit down to enjoy it. A complex and perfectly blend of three cultivars that shows the craftsmanship of Ooyama san.
InformationNet Weight: 80gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Higashi-SonogiQuality and type: Premium Tamaryokucha Organic: No Cultivars: Yabukita, Sae-Midori, Tsuyuhikari Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
In 2010, Ooyama Yoshiaki san, son of Jisaku Ooyama, became the fourth generation owner of the Ooyama tea plantation (Higashi-Sonogi, Nagasaki pref.).He gained business experience by managing a record shop in Tokyo in his twenties. He has set a clear goal of increasing direct sales to customers to fight against the general trend of decreasing green tea sales in Japan, including by targeting overseas customers. Continuing the award-winning work of his father, Ooyama san wishes to develop new business opportunities, such as producing matcha and organic tea.