High-Grade organic Kamairicha
First flush (shincha 2023)
From Miyazaki, this organic kamairicha made from tamaryokucha is rare. Refreshing, there is almost no bitterness to taste. Its low-key umami and low caffein levels make it possible to enjoy this tea all day long.
YOSHI is a stunning, gold-hued tea made by Sekiya san in Miyazaki. This pan-fried tea has a full mouthfeel with a lingering sweetness and a subtle bitterness. Notes of edamame, cooked spinach, and toasted almond are accented by subtle notes of toasted white sesame seed and persimmon. The tea will develop more complexity and sweetness over many steeps.
Its processing method -that only a handful of experts still master- has for result that this tea will remind you of oolong tea, even though it still possesses all the health benefits of green tea. This is especially true for its antioxidant and amino acids levels. Easily and quickly brewed (60 seconds, 80°C).
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from MiyazakiQuality and type: High-Grade Kamairicha Organic: Yes JASCultivars: n/a Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 10g / 0.35 oz
|Water180ml / ~6 fl oz
|Temperature80C / 176F
Sekiya Hirotsugu san has gained a lot of attention in Miyazaki and Japan as being one of the youngest tea masters to receive a 10th dan (highest grade) in tea appraisal. There are only a dozen people holding this ranking in Japan.With his unique ideas, he creates distinctive teas on a continuous basis that are very appreciated by tea merchants throughout the country. Sekiya san is very active in promoting high quality teas from Miyazaki and making them known to the public not only to Japan but also overseas.
What Customers say
Makes Sencha Bit “Boring"
Delightful tea—very much enjoying experimenting using less tea than recommended. Beicoming my favorite kamairicha
I like the first brewed, like Chinese Oolong taste, but unique style , and can try 2-3 brews if you do 30-45s
I really love this tea and drink at least three cups a day. It has a fresh, clean flavor with no bitterness.
Miyazaki as a tea producing location is Japan's best kept secret. The teas from there are wonderful. Especially this Kamari-cha 'Yoshi'.