Origin: Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
Elevation: 300 - 450m
Harvest Date: May 1, 2017
A 2017 Garden Direct Series exclusive! This impressive collection features seasonal micro-lots of single-origin teas we source and import directly from artisan tea farmers. Available for a limited time, these handcrafted teas were selected through real time micro-lot tea cuppings during our 2017 origin travels.
This shincha from the Nishi family gardens in Kagoshima presents the classic Yabukita cultivar flavor profile: a balance between aromatic, almost dewy sweetness and the refreshing briskness of vivid green wheatgrass.
Water Temperature: 160°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 1st infusion 30 seconds, 2nd infusion 1 minute, 3rd infusion 90 seconds.
Kyusu Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.
For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Kyusu teapot
We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.
Organic Green Tea