Okabe Deep Kabuse Okumidori

Okabe Deep Kabuse Okumidori

Garden Direct Green Tea

$30.00
100g

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Description

Cultivar: Okumidori
Elevation: 250m
Harvest: May 13, 2019

The cultivar Okumidori translates from Japanese as "deep green," and indeed it is renowned for yielding teas with a deep emerald hue. Grown at a medium elevation in the Okabe region of Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, this single cultivar sencha presents a vibrant infusion with an intense umami profile. Produced using Kabuse, a technique of shade-wrapping the tea bushes in the weeks prior to harvest, this tea has an elevated chlorophyll and amino acid content much like Gyokuro or Tencha, though not quite to the same extent. The result is a tea of sublime balance with deep umami, refreshing green bittersweetness, and elegant aroma.


Origin

Okabe, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

A tea of sublime balance with deep umami, refreshing green bittersweetness, and elegant aroma.

Ingredients

Japanese green tea.

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g of 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.
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