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Organic Okumidori Kabuse Sencha; Kirishima, 50g - 2022 1st Harvest

Organic Okumidori Kabuse Sencha - 2022 1st Harvest
Origin: Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
Cultivar: Okumidori
Kabuse (literally "covered") teas represent a growing technique where the tea plants are shaded for a period prior to harvest. This includes Gyokuro, but Gyokuro is shaded longer (3-4 weeks,) and more completely than a Kabuse Sencha, which might be shaded for a week or two at most, allowing it to occupy a space between Sencha and Gyokuro. This Kabuse Sencha is a low astringency, soft and smooth, medium body tea with mellow amami (sweetness) notes.

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.