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Organic Kirishima Zairai Sencha

Organic Kirishima Zairai Sencha
Zairai Sencha Organic Zairai Kirishima Sencha JAS Organic Green Tea Mark Kirishima Green Tea
 
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SKU
16584
Shipping Weight
100.00 grams
Ease of Brewing
Medium - Brew w/ care.
Grams / Ounces per Pkg
100 g / 3.52 oz
Growing Region
Kyūshū
Kagoshima Prefecture
Kirishima City
Year Harvested
2014
Harvest
First Harvest and/or "Shincha"
Grown Under
Full Sun
Steaming
Light
Color
Yellow-Green
Aroma
Medium
Taste
Grassy
Astringency
Medium
Consistency
Clear
# of first infusions per Pkg
22
Organic
Yes
Breed
Zairai
Recommended Brew Temp
175F / 79C
Recommended Brew Time
1.5 minutes
1.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio
.6g per 1oz (30ml) water
Notes
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$10.08
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$8.40
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Organic Kirishima Zairai Sencha - Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima Prefecture. Lightly steamed, this sencha has a light yellow green color to it, medium body, and rather unique taste and aroma due to it's high iron content.  Zairai means "native" in Japanese and refers to the fact that this tea is from no known modern cultivar and is a close derivitive of the original tea plants imported into Japan from China in the 14th century. Since it is "wild" and grown from seed instead of cloning, there is quite a lot of variation between individual plants which gives the leaf a non-uniform leaf structure and charactaristics of a blend. Although it is considered a hardier plant to culitviate, the lack of leaf conformity, in addition to lower yield than recent clones does not encourage growers to grow it means you will not come across this unique tea often.

Very delicious, here's your chance to experience a green tea with characteristics of the teas of old Japan. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

Available in 100 gram packages

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Imar Van Riet
Nov 30, 2014
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A very nice and affordable tea. It has a fresh mouthfeel and grassy aroma
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Theodore Wilson
Nov 30, 2014
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Don't let the low price deter you. There is a lot going on in this tea. The leaves are highly fragrant, both dried and steeped. Flavors are uplifting, savory, sweet, deep, and complex, with notes of chestnut, pine, pistachio, and kale. It is reminiscent of upper-tier high mountain Chinese green teas.

Advantages: Very easy to brew and stands up to many steeps at varying temps.

Disadvantages: None.
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