Tamaryokucha leaves from Japan


Competition Tamaryokucha

Sale price ¥2,800
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Enjoy the balanced complexity and lingering sweetness of this premium tamaryokucha. Captivating, bright citrus notes are followed by notes of fresh almond and steamed arugula. First harvest tea.

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2024 first harvest 

This gently curled-leaf tamaryokucha produced by Ooyama san represents the unique flavors of Higashi-Sonogi. Recipient of the prestigious Award of the Prime Minister of Japan, enjoy 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 Sae midori and tsuyuhikari cultivars that shows the craftsmanship of Ooyama san.


Net Weight: 80g
Harvest: 2024
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Higashi-Sonogi
Quality and type: Competition Tamaryokucha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Sae-Midori, Tsuyuhikari
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions

tea leaves Tea for 2
8g / 0.28 oz

water dosimeter Water
160ml / ~5.41 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
70C / 158F

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Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles


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.

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