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RESERVE TEA – Aged Koucha Zairaishu by the Kawakami Family, Mandokoro Japan 2021 – 40g

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RESERVE TEA – Aged Koucha Zairaishu by the Kawakami Family, Mandokoro Japan 2021 – 40g

500 years of this village’s tea making history make this cup.

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Notes:

In May 2019, the Kawakamis allowed us to participate in hand picking their heirloom zairai-shu and follow the process of making them into a crimson tea from start to finish.
The deep root structure of these seed grown trees coupled with the 2 metre snows in the winter and subsequent hibernation, make for very unusual brewing parameters and incredibly complex flavours.
Every step of the process was meticulously measured. This is the 2021 redition.

Tasting notes: malt, bergamot, dough

 

Region(s): Mandokoro, Shiga, Japan
Hand-picked: May 2021
Farmer(s): Kawakami Family
Estate: Kinohana
Cultivar:
Zairai-shu
Elevation: 350m
Lot name: Kawanishi
Batch Size: 18kg
Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis
Preparation Notes:
3g : 180ml : 100°C : 4m
2nd: 5m
3rd: 6m
4th: 8m
5th:12m