Sencha - Kiyoka Cultivar from Makurazaki, Kagoshima

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Amount: 30 grams
Origin: Kagoshima
Cultivar: Kiyoka
Shipping from: Japan

Makurazaki is located in the southwest of Kagoshima Prefecture. Tea cultivation in Makurazaki started around the year 1897, and it has developed into a region for producing tea that takes advantage of the warm climate. It has won tea producing region awards at national tea competitions and the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award.

Kiyoka cultivar is characterized by its fragrance. Kiyoka was crossbred from its parent strains: Saemidori, known for its strong umami, and FYZ-41, recognized for its potent floral scent. When brewed, Kiyoka exhibits a sweet floral aroma combined with a distinct umami taste. In the world of sencha, there are a few varieties that have floral aroma, but there are others. However, most of them are focused on bringing out the strong floral aroma and have a relatively low umami profile. However, Kiyoka is a rare variety that offers a subtle floral fragrance while maintaining a solid umami presence. It can be said that this variety has skillfully inherited the characteristics of both its parent strains.

To emphasize its floral notes, this tea is produced using a light steaming process and it offers a unique blend of the fresh grassiness of green tea combined with floral notes. This differs from the floral aromas found in black or oolong teas.


We store our inventory in two locations: Japan and the United States. This is because we currently have a large customer base in America. In the future, we plan to expand our distribution centers to other countries. For details on shipping methods and delivery charges, please click here.

We strive to deliver our products to our customers as quickly and affordably as possible by stocking them in both Japan and the United States wherever feasible. However, for tea leaves that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, we ensure shipping from our temperature-controlled warehouses in Japan to maintain their quality.

Most of the teas we sell now are 15-30g. The reason is that we want you to enjoy exploring a variety of teas. We offer a multi-purchase discount on all teas, 10% for 3units and 20% for 5units at checkout.
If you want to buy a larger amount, such as 3oz at a time, please consider purchasing multiple units. With our multi-purchase discount, it will be more economical for your purchase.

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