Chiyonoen Tea Garden: #21C Mountain-Grown Yame Black Tea, Single Cultivar Yabukita Spring【矢部紅茶】やぶきた春摘み

Size: 30g / 1 oz / Spring

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JPY ¥1,600

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A Yabukita cultivar single cultivar Japanese black tea from Chiyonoen's spring harvest (first slush). This black tea has won the Grandprix award in 2020 for Domestic (i.e., Japanese) Black Tea. Chiyonoen recommends this bladk tea for when one would like to be soothed. It is a subtle black tea that is gentle to drink.  Produced without chemical fertilizer and pesticides. 

Product Description

  • Ingredients: Black Tea
  • Cultivar: Yabukita
  • Net weight: 30 grams
  • Cultivation notes: No pesticides, no synthetic fertilizer used in cultivation
  • Region: Upper mountains of Yabe village, Yame District, Fukuoka, Japan. Altitude about 500 meters.

Steeping Notes

The steeping guidelines below are from Chiyonoen. For more steeping tips including cold steeping and ice steeping, please see Yunomi's steeping guides.

General Steeping for 2 persons 

  • Tea: 6g, Time: 3-4 minutes, Water: 95°C/203F, 300ml
  • Tips for a Pleasant Drinking Experience
    • Boil fresh water to 95°C/203F
    • Before preparing the tea, have the teapot warmed up (e.g., by pouring hot water in it)
    • Put the tea leaves in the teapot, pour hot water and steep for 3-4 minutes 
    • Pour the tea until the last drop

About the Farm

Chiyonoen Tea Farm is a small tea garden operated by husband and wife farmers Masashi and Eri Harashima deep in the mountains of Yabe Village, Fukuoka, Japan. The 3rd generation farm specializes in high grade mountain-grown sencha and gyokuro. Established by his grandfather and the farm's namesake, Chiyokichi.

Learn more about Chiyonoen Tea Garden

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