Nishi Shincha Okumidori
Organic Garden Direct Green Tea
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Nishi Shincha Okumidori
Nishi Shincha Okumidori
Nishi Shincha Okumidori

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been one of our strongest partners for organic sencha since 2006.



Qty:

Deep green, macadamia, umami

sweetness and clear freshness with a

slight roast

About this tea

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been one of our strongest partners for organic sencha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces special allocation batches of sencha for us, including this micro-lot of shincha crafted from the Okumidori cultivar. Okumidori translates to “deep green.” It is a hybrid tea bush developed in the 1970s from Yabukita and Shizuoka Zai Rai. Okumidori is a later maturing tea cultivar that is harvested in the middle period of the spring first flush after Saemidori, Asatsuyua, Yutakamidori and Yabukita. The micro-lot was kabuse shade-wrapped prior to harvesting to enhance the deep green jade color and rich taste and fragrance. This batch was mid-steamed and gently roasted to strike a balance of freshness and deep umami taste. The flavor is rich and creamy with a slight and welcomed note of toasted macadamia.

Ingredients

Organic green tea

Origin

Nishi San’s Garden, Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Cultivar

Okumidori

Harvest

March - April

Elevation

280 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

Nishi San's Garden

Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic green tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been our strongest partner for organic sencha and organic matcha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces exclusive allocations of organic sencha and organic matcha for us. This Nishi family grows more than a dozen different green tea cultivars all with unique characteristics and nuances that make our blends really stand out. Our long standing relationship with the Nishi family allows us to select the very best micro-lots and fine tune our sencha and matcha blends each year. The Nishi Organic Tea Farm consists of many different gardens secluded in pine and cedar forests of Kirishima Mountain, an active volcano on Kyushu, Island. The densely forested area where these amazing tea farms are located provides a natural buffer zone that protects the tea gardens from industrial pollution.

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