TOMOMI

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First harvest tea (2021)

Description
TOMOMI is another special and organic kamairicha made by Miyazaki san in Miyazaki. This pan-fried tea, which is made of a blend of the Yabukita and Kanaya Midori cultivars, has notes of toasted hazelnut and toasted white sesame seed, carried by notes of butter lettuce and dried nori. Miyazaki san’s kamairicha can be steeped multiple times which makes for a very enjoyable drinking experience.

This organic kamairicha is the flagship product of Miyazaki Sabo. Picked at the end of May, during the first harvest, this premium tea is exceptionally rare.

Check out this wonderful review from famous tea blogger Nicole at Tea for me please.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Miyazaki
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Kamairicha
Organic
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivar
Yabukita, Kanaya Midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

Reviews

Reviews

  1. Arden Hajaligholi (verified owner)

    To me this has a similar lighter flavor as sencha, but with a notable astringency that increases as the tea cools down. Because of this, I’d recommend only drinking it while it is hot.

  2. Niall Pettitt (verified owner)

    Our favourite tea so far. Really delicate but delicious flavour.

  3. Jared Ellerbrock (verified owner)

    This was my first time trying Kamairicha. I enjoyed it but I think is not my favorite style. I much preferred the Koji Premium Tamaryokucha, which is a similar price.

  4. CHERRY (verified owner)

    Tomomi is one of my favourite pan-fried tea which has rich flavour and strong fragrance. I found it has a similar fragrance with Anxi Tieguanyin, a Chinese semi fermented green tea.

  5. iriska2903 (verified owner)

    I enjoy the clean, mild taste of this tea in the morning. The second steep is as good as the first.

  6. bobbywaswrong (verified owner)

    This is probably my favorite Ikkyu green tea to date. It has a nutty characteristic to it that gives the tea a added dimension of flavor. I also think it has a more pronounced flavor as compared to some of the other green teas that are so light and delicate.

  7. Stephen Adamis (verified owner)

    Great tea. Love the taste of this and has a great fragrance.

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Tasting Guide

sweetness

A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.

UMami

Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.

BITTERNESS

The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.

CAFFEINE

Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.

CATECHINS

Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.

THEANINE

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

ASTRINGENCY

L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.

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TOMOMI

$12$15

Clear
Earn up to 150 points.

First harvest tea (2021)

Description
TOMOMI is another special and organic kamairicha made by Miyazaki san in Miyazaki. This pan-fried tea, which is made of a blend of the Yabukita and Kanaya Midori cultivars, has notes of toasted hazelnut and toasted white sesame seed, carried by notes of butter lettuce and dried nori. Miyazaki san’s kamairicha can be steeped multiple times which makes for a very enjoyable drinking experience.

This organic kamairicha is the flagship product of Miyazaki Sabo. Picked at the end of May, during the first harvest, this premium tea is exceptionally rare.

Check out this wonderful review from famous tea blogger Nicole at Tea for me please.

Producer

Origin
100% Japanese tea from Miyazaki
Quality and Type
Premium Organic Kamairicha
Organic
Yes, JAS certification
Cultivar
Yabukita, Kanaya Midori

Tasting Notes

Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.

Conservation

Unopened
1 Year

Opened
6 weeks

Preparation

Tea quantity
6g /0.21oz

Water quantity
160ml /5.41oz

Temperature
80C / 176F

Brewing time
90s

 

 

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