This tea comes to us from the region of Kumamoto in the southern island of Kyushu. The tea is a Tamaryokucha, meaning that it is a curled tea.
The tea is shaded for two weeks and the additional stems give it a light hay flavor as well as a bold, full-bodied taste. There is a nice natural umami to this tea and it also has a nice smooth finish you will find quite enjoyable. This tea is lower in caffeine so you can enjoy it in the evening time.
About the Farmer:
Mr. Fujisako is the first organic farmer in his region of Kumamoto. At one point, he decided to risk everything and convert his farm into an organic operation. It cost him $2 million at the time to change all of his 8 acres of tea fields over to organic planting. Times were tough for him and his family. Less harvest, higher cost and little interest in organic tea at the time. At one point, he had to sell half of his farm just to be able to feed his family.
Finally, it all worked out and although times were rough then, now he can look back and smile about the journey. Such a courageous man. We admire him for the risks he has taken and love him and his amazing Tamaryokucha tea
Steep at 60 degrees Celsius/ 140 degrees Fahrenheit for 1.5 minutes. Can be steeped 3+ times
This package contains 100 grams of tea