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kamairi_zairai_2019

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50g
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¥1,400
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This precious tea is harvested from venerable tea plants that are over 90 years old. Zairai is an unmodified varietal expressing individuality. Each plant in this zairai tea field bears leaves of different sizes, which is visible in the tea. Since the water content of the leaves is naturally low, they are harvested in the very early morning while still wet with dew, one of many considered decisions the farmer makes in seeking premium flavor. This 2019 harvest has a strong body and natural balance of flavor, making it an attractive tea for connoisseurs.

Category: Kamairicha
Cultivar: Native species of Gokase in Miyazaki Prefecture
Harvest  May 2019
Net Weight: 50g
SKU: TK0519

Brewing Guidelines

This is how we brew this tea at Tearoom Toka. We offer these guidelines as a reference. Variations in water (hard or soft), leaf and water quantity, water temperature, and steeping time will effect the final flavor. Feel free to experiment and find the brew that best suits your taste.

 

Leaves: 8g
Water: 30ml
Temperature: starting from 60°C
Time: 40 sec

 

Add the tea leaves to a pre-warmed teapot. When the boiled water has cooled to the desired temperature, add and steep for the selected time. When pouring, the key is to decant each infusion down to the last drop. From the second infusion on, gradually raise the temperature of the hot water and shorten the extraction time. You may increase the amount of water as well.