TAMARYOKUCHA: Marishi Cultivar, 100g/3.5oz
About Marishi Cultivar
Marishi has a sweet aroma unique to this variety, and is a well-balanced tea with sweetness, astringency, and umami. Marishi was highly evaluated with its beautiful color, a strong aroma, and a pleasant flavor. However, the producer passed away and the production of Marishi had been temporarily halted. It was not available in the market for several years after that. After that, production was revived, but still low volume and it is a very rare variety.
This Marishi is made using the tamaryokucha method which is similar to sencha. The difference is the last step, where the tea leaves are dried in a revolving drum with hot air, while sencha is straightened using tea roller. After this final step, tamaryokucha has a curly shape. This curly shape allows the tea leaves to open more slowly than sencha, which generates mellower, less astringent flavor.
About Sagara, Kumamoto Prefecture
Kumamoto Prefecture is one of the top 10 tea-producing areas in Japan in terms of production area and volume. Sagara Village is one of the oldest tea production area in Japan with a history of 1,000 years. The Kawabe River, which flows through Sagara, is said to have the best water quality in Japan and is blessed with a natural environment.
- Type of tea : Tamaryokucha
- Origin : Sagara, Kumamoto
- Harvest : First Flash, April 2021
- Caffeine Level : Medium
- Water Temp: 70°C (158°F)
- Steep Time: 60 seconds
- Servings: Tea leaves can be steeped up to 3 times
Note: We offer these steeping recommendations simply as a guide. Please prepare using your preferred method.