SHZ0006 "KANAYAMIDORI" (40g)
Aromatic Yonkon-cha with Milky sweetness & Silky texture
The most distinctive characteristic of Kanayamidori is its soft, milky, sweet aroma.
Although Kanayamidori is originally a bitter tea, when brewed slowly at 70°C (158°F) without bringing out the bitterness, the balance of sweetness and bitterness is wonderful.
Because it is deeply steamed, the flavor comes out quickly, and the tea has a delicious full-bodied taste and aroma.
Type: Sencha(Green Tea)
Cultivation: Open Field
Maker: Danoen(Makinohara, Shizuoka)
Taste Notes: Sweetness, Bitterness, Milk, Thickness
All individually packaged: 10packs (4g each)
- LEAF: 4g
- WATER: 120ml(4oz)
- TIME: 90sec
- TEMP: 70℃
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.
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Makinohara City in Shizuoka Prefecture is one of Japan’s leading tea-producing regions, known as the birthplace of Fukamushicha(Deep steamed tea). In this area, where numerous tea growers produce the standard fukamushicha, Mr. and Mrs. Takatsuka of Danoen are quite an uncommon farmer.
Since last year, they have stopped selling their tea at tea markets and instead sold everything themselves. The reason for this is to continue making tea in their way. However, Mr. Takatsuka’s tea, which has an appealing aroma that brings out the characteristics of the cultivar, is not compatible with the current market, which demands a flavor without any peculiarities, and has not received high acclaim.
This “Kanayamidori” is a slightly different from normal Sencha, and it is called “Yonkoncha,” which made without rubbing. Mr. Takatsuka chose the “Yonkoncha” method for its clear taste rather than the beautiful shape of the tea leaves. Combined with the milky aroma unique to the cultivor, the tea has a silky softness that is very attractive. More than appearance, more than sales, they make a tea they like. We believe that tea made with this in mind cannot fail to be delicious.