2022 TOBIKKIRI KABUSECHA
Suizawa Village, Mie, Japan / May 2022
silky / broccoli stem / sweet aftertaste
The word tobikkiri means "extraordinary" or "a cut above the rest." The Shimizu family named these leaves Tobikkiri because they are refined from competition grade leaves. To achieve this level of quality, the harvest was shaded with a double layer for 2-3 weeks, dramatically reducing the sunlight which in turn boosts the chlorophyll and amino acid levels in the leaf. A beautifully smooth and savory spring tea.