OKA0001 "MIYAMAKAORI" (40g)
Vegetable-like aroma and voluptuous taste.
"Miyamakaori" is a vely rare tea cultiver. Among them, this tea has a unique and impactful flavor.
Brew it quickly at a high temperature and enjoy the vegetable-like aroma that rises.
Type: Sencha (Green Tea)
Cultivation: Open Field
Maker: Shimoyama Tea Farm(Mimasaka, Okayama)
Taste Notes: Tomato, Sweetness, Thickness
All individually packaged: 10packs (4g each)
- LEAF: 4g
- WATER: 120ml(4oz)
- TIME: 70sec
- TEMP: 80℃
If you don't have a temperature-controlled electric kettle or thermometer, use the following method to cool the water.
- Boil water and transfer to a teacup once.
- Wait for 3 minutes to allow the temperature to drop to around 70 degrees.
*The temperature drop will vary depending on the shape and material of the teacup.
How to Brew
- Prepare the water at 70 degrees Celsius.
- Put the tea leaves in the teapot and pour the hot water.
- After 90 seconds, pour the water into the cup. Make sure do not shake the teapot when you pour to prevent tea leaves touch each other and extract unpleasant flavor.
- The last drop from the teapot is a superb drop of tea, rich in the flavor of the tea leaves. Pour every last drop of tea gently.
Shipping in Japan
- We will send your order by Japan Post or Sagawa Express.
- We deliver tea at a flat rate of 250 yen (free shipping for orders over 3,000 yen) and other items at a flat rate of 650 yen (free shipping for orders over 12,000 yen).
- Items that fall under the post delivery size (such as tea) will be delivered directly to your mailbox.
※Please see this link for international shipping information.
"Miyamakaori" is a green tea cultivar born in Miyazaki Prefecture. It is a cold hardy cultivar that is easy to grow throughout Japan but is not a major player in the market. The reason for this is its aroma. The sweet, chestnut-like aroma is unique, and the "Miyamakaori" teas we have encountered so far have only been Kamairicha (Pan-fried green tea) teas, not sencha. Therefore, we were shocked to learn that such a sencha was also available.
The rich umami and astringent taste spread across the tongue is full-bodied, and the flavor is very satisfying. Above all, a vegetable-like aroma rises from the moment the hot water is poured. This aroma is sweet and green simultaneously, and its freshness, like that of tomatoes and leafy vegetables, is the most appealing feature. It is a unique and attractive tea that is genuinely a single-origin tea.
When brewing, be sure to use high temperatures and short brewing time. Brew it quickly to bring out the aroma while adding a light touch of astringency and bitterness.