First flush 2023
HARU is an exceptional single-origin kabusecha created by Takaki san in Hoshinomura. This delicious shaded green tea is made with Kirari 31 cultivar. Enjoy its lingering and round mouthfeel!
Compared with other cultivars, Kirari 31 is characterized by its higher amino acid content and lower catechin content, giving it greater umami and very low astringency.
Delicious vegetal notes, reminiscent of spinach, fresh marine and soft nutty notes greet you as soon as you open the bag. The fine, elegant needles of HARU have pretty shades of green, between pistachio and Hooker’s green. Its bouquet is darker than sencha leaves, and lighter than a gyokuro.
After brewing, the liqueur is a lovely linden-green color. You will be surprised by the great complexity and density of this kabusecha, and enjoy its creamy liquor and intense umami flavor.
Read Melina's review to learn more about HARU premium Kabusecha!
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2023Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Kabusecha Organic: No Cultivars: Kirari 31 Conservation: 8 months unopened Optimal tasting: within 3 weeks after opening
|Tea for 2 8g / 0.28 oz
|Water200ml / ~6.76 fl oz
|Temperature70C / 158F
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 !