|Mazikono Kirishima Organic Zairai Sencha - 2023 1st Harvest
Origin: Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
Makizono Kirishima Organic Zairai Sencha is a chuumushi (medium-steamed) tea that brews to a warm green color. It's a low astringency, soft and smooth, medium body tea with mellow amami (sweetness) notes. Zairai means "native" and represents an older cultivar of the Japanese tea family.
Kirishima is located in the center of Kagoshima Prefecture between Kinko Bay to the south and the Kirishima Mountains to the north bordering Miyazaki Prefecture. Organic tea production in the area has increased in recent years.