Hon Yama Okouchi Sencha
Garden Direct Green Tea
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Hon Yama Okouchi Sencha
Hon Yama Okouchi Sencha
Hon Yama Okouchi Sencha
Hon Yama Okouchi Sencha

The infusion of this Okouchi shincha is lustrous with a lemony-lime vibrancy and glow, while the flavor and aroma are balanced and luxurious. This Hon Yama sencha mountain tea is one of the best shincha lots we procured this year.



Qty:

Luxuriant, multi-florals, minerality,

bittersweet, sakura and slight umami

About this tea

Okouchi is a small town within the Hon Yama tea producing area and is historically significant as one of the premium cultivation areas of Japanese sencha. The Hon Yama region has produced teas for nearly 800 years and was the favorite tea of the Tokugawa Shogun and Emperors. Okouchi is a village situated in a mountainous valley next to the Abe River in Shizuoka. The misty flow of the river accumulates in the valleys. The cool spring weather combined with dramatic swings in temperature from day to night creates a special quality of tea that exudes the phenomenon known as Yamano Kaori, literally “mountain aroma”. The foggy mists shroud the tea bushes before the peak harvesting season. This enhances the complex aromas and richness of the tea.

Ingredients

Green tea

Origin

Hon Yama, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Cultivar

Yabukita

Harvest

April - May

Elevation

350 meters

Preparation
  • Imperial
  • Metric
Traditional Tea Preparation

Add 6g tea to a small (150ml/5oz) kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 170°F.
Infuse for 45 seconds and decant.
Repeat for another 1-2 infusions for 15 seconds.

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Origin

Hon Yama

Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Hon Yama is the quintessential mountain tea region of Shizuoka, Japan. Home to several tea producing villages, some with uniquely high elevation, the region produces rich and deep tasting, aromatic sencha. It is surrounded by dense mountain forests, clear air, pure river streams and natural beauty.

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