2022 HISOKA ORGANIC SHINCHA
Yakushima Island, Kagoshima, Japan / Spring 2022
Cultivars: Yutaka Midori
Farm: Hachimanjyu Yukashima Tea Garden
This Yutaka Midori cultivar is a great balance between delicate flavor and reasonable pricing, a gem hiding quietly ("hisoka") among the great teas offered by Hachimanjyu. Grown pesticide-free with organic fertilizer.
Asamushi refers to light steaming and results in a leaf that is kept more intact than deep steamed fukamushi, and therefore results in a clearer liquid that extracts more slowly from the leaf during multiple steepings. This type of steaming is usually reserved for higher quality leaves.
Shinchas are meant to be enjoyed right away to best appreciate their freshness.