A single cultivar sencha from the Kurihara brothers, this Okuhikari is known for its vibrant green color.
Okuhikari is a cross between the Yabukita cultivar that makes up 75% of the tea grown in Japan, and a Chinese cultivar, Shizu Cy225, and officially registered in 1987. The plant grows slower than Yabukita requiring more care to avoid damage from weather and insects, but produces a better crop yield.
- Name: Okuhikari Yame Sencha
- Japanese name: 品種茶、おくひかり
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Net weight: 100 grams / 3.52 oz, 20 grams / 0.70 oz
- Cultivar: Okuhikari
- Harvest: Spring
- Region: Yabemura Village, Yame City, Fukuoka
- Notes: Machine harvested from a tea field at altitude of about 600 meters (1968 feet). Regular steaming, but on the long side, so close to a fukamushi (deep steamed tea) but not quite.
- Name: Kurihara Tea Farm
- Type: Family-owned business, tea farm, tea factory
- Members: Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons)
- Location: 4236 Kita Yabe, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 834-1401, JAPAN
- Size: About 3 hectares total across several fields
- Altitude of tea fields: 300 - 700 meters
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