Sugiyama-san's Shincha Single Cultivar Machiko Sugiyama-san's Shincha Single Cultivar Machiko

Sugiyama-san's Shincha Single Cultivar MachikoGarden Direct Organic Green Tea

$35.00
100g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Shizu-7132 "Machiko"
Elevation: 100m
Harvest Date: May 13, 2019

The Machiko cultivar is prized by Japanese tea lovers for its distinctive cherry blossom aroma. Developed in Shizuoka in the late 60's and early 70's, Machiko has a high amount of the naturally occuring antioxidant coumarin, which is associated with the unique aromatics. Our Machiko selection was cultivated by Mr. Sugiyama, who is the only farmer in Shizuoka that grows Machiko according to certified organic practices. Rishi founder and tea buyer Joshua traveled to Shimizu area in May 2019 to visit Mr. Sugiyama during the harvest of Machiko and select a micro-lot with intense notes of sakura mochi, cherry blossoms, fresh almonds and anisette cookies with a striking balance of bittersweet and umami. It is very lively and stimulating with refreshingly low tannin and smooth aftertaste.


Origin

Shimizu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan

Tasting Notes

Intense notes of sakura mochi, cherry blossoms, fresh almonds and anisette cookies with a striking balance of bittersweet and umami. Very lively and stimulating with refreshingly low tannin and smooth aftertaste.

Ingredients

Organic green tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea to a small (150ml/5oz) Kyusu teapot.
Use water cooled to 165°F.
Infuse for 60 seconds and decant.
Steep for 30 seconds on the second infusion

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