Origin Gokase Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan
Organic Certification(s) JAS
Harvest Date June 2013
Harvest Period 100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)
Cultivar(s) 100% Yamanami
A lovely organic whole leaf Japanese black tea from the mountains of Gokase Town in Miyazaki made from first flush leaves of the cultivar known as Yamanami.
Yamanami cultivar, was seemingly selected out of seedlings introduced from Hubei Province, China. It was earmarked for making pan-fired Japanese tea aka Kamairicha and was officially registered in 1965 in Miyazaki Prefecture.
What really caught our attention with this black tea was just how lovely and sweet it was throughout the mouth with a totally smooth unique taste that borders along the lines of being slightly succulent or fruity, not bold or courageous at all. In addition, the dry leaves are in their whole form and of a slight silver/white color, a sign of gloriously produced Japanese black tea, and the liquor has a touch of a brilliant ambient red-like color.
In all honesty, a fine Japanese black tea such as this made from Yamanami cultivar, first flush, and whole leaf, is something of a rarity, so if you’ve caught the buzz for Japanese black tea then this one really ought to be pleasuring your teacup ASAP!