Fujioka chose to give his Okuda lot second harvest a rest in 2019 and sent us this beautiful alternative from his Shimoyama lot instead. We decided to run with it again this due to its incredible notes of sage, kinako and cashew cream.
About the Estate:
Fujioka is a master of single cultivar production, allowing us to explore camellia sinensis via the variety. He places a major emphasis on healthy soil and pure processes.
Orange blossom, cashew milk, sage, kinako
Farmer(s): the Fujioka family
Lot Name: Shimoyama
Harvested: May 2022
Region: Wazuka, Kyoto, Japan
Fresh-milled: Victoria, BC, Canada by JagaSilk
-“usu-cha”: 2g (1 tsp) maccha: 90ml (3 oz) 60°C water; whisk w/ chasen for 15 seconds
-“koi-cha”: 2g maccha, 15ml, 100°C, gently work in tea to water w/ chasen to make a paste
8 oz Maccha Latte:
-2g (1 tsp) maccha: 30ml (1 oz) 60°C water, whisk w/ chasen, add steamed milk.