2012 Organic Miyazaki Kamairicha Minekaori
When our grower first sent us this Kamairicha to sample it was instantly something that caught our attention. Firstly, because we can honestly say we had never come across this particular cultivar before, and secondly because when we brewed it we were intrigued by how amazingly savory the aroma and the taste was!
After some discussion with the grower and some research into this breed we found that it is in fact a cultivar that was developed specifically for Kamairicha, so needless to say it’s a pretty difficult-to-come-by cultivar, and is only really cultivated by specialist growers in Miyazaki and a few other growers elsewhere.
It’s an exceptionally fine Kamairicha offering a very distinctive aroma and taste with a deliciously savory mouthfeel. If it’s something totally different you want to try, or you are a Japanese tea aficionado looking to further your knowledge of Japanese tea cultivars, this is an absolute must!
Origin: Gokase Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan
Organic Certification(s): JAS
Harvest Date: Late May 2012
Harvest Period: 100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)
Cultivar(s): 100% Minekaori