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Chiyonoen Tea Garden: Snowing Mountain Yame Benifuuki Spring Black Tea

Chiyonoen Tea Garden: Snowing Mountain Yame Benifuuki Spring Black Tea

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Chiyonoen, Snowing Mountain Benifuuki Clutivar Black Tea, Single Origin, Spring Harvest

【有機栽培矢部紅茶】べにふうき (春摘み)

30 grams

This tea has beautiful large twisted leaves with red tints. The steeped brew has a beautiful clear amber colour. A fragrant black tea with full flavour and mild fruity sweetness. The leaves will happily be infused a number of times.  

This tea won 4 stars (out of 5), taking the Premium Tea Award at the 2019 Japanese Tea Festival in Tokyo.

    • Ingredients: Black Tea
    • Cultivar: Benifuuki - 
  • a cultivar grown for its high methyl-catechin content, allowing it to create flavorful black tea
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Upper mountains of Yabe village, Yame District, Fukuoka, Japan. Altitude approx 600 meters.

Steeping Notes : 2g | 150ml | 95° | 3min

About the Farm: This is a small tea garden owned and run by husband and wife farmers Masashi and Eri Harashima deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. The 3rd generation farm specializes in high-grade mountain-grown sencha and gyokuro.

Masashi has received Japan's top agricultural prize, the Minister's Award, three times, Masashi is one of Japan's top farmers. He is currently teaching his son how to both cultivate and produce the highest quality tea.

"In order to produce high quality tea leaves, we place our greatest priority in ensuring that our trees are healthy. We employ a unique farming method using hand-picked fermented organic fertilizers (bokashi fertilizers) and adjusting each step according to the specific weather conditions of the season or the year, in order to achieve the highest standards. Amid the crisp air in the mountains and the chirping of the birds these healthy tea leaves grow and produce premium tea brimming of sweetness and flavour."

 

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