Origin: Shimizu, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
Cultivar: Shizu-7132 "Machiko"
Harvest Date: May 15th, 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.
Japanese tea enthusiasts will be amazed at the flowery and sweet sakura mochi fragrance in this shincha. The unmistakable, heady cherry blossom aroma is the signature characteristic of the Machiko cultivar, which was developed in Shizuoka in the late 60's and early 70's.
Ingredients: Organic green tea.
Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
The Nishi family's techniques of total organic soil management and pest control are innovative, pioneering and set an example for the world's organic tea farmers. The Nishi family farms are located 300m-450m in Kirishima Mountain, situated within Kagoshima in Southern Japan's Kyushu Island. Rishi Tea has worked with the Nishi family since 2006 and each year we celebrate when this farmer artisan family sends us their prime 1st Flush micro-lots.
Water Temperature: 160°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon shincha per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 45 seconds 1st infusion; 30 seconds 2nd infusion
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.