Sayamakaori is a famed Japanese tea cultivar that has been cultivated in Sayama for many years, but has also made it's way to other tea regions including the wonderful Gokase Town in the mountains of Miyazaki where it has been graciously odopted by our artisanal Kamairicha grower!
The most lovely characteristic of this wonderful cultivar is its incredible distinctive aroma which is conveyed brilliantly and naturally in this high quality kamairicha, especially in the steeped leaves in the kyusu. The taste is not to be out done by the aroma however, as it is so lovely and refreshing, vegetal, clean, long on the finish, and utterly delicious.
A Kamairicha you simply must try if you are a lover of single cultivars and honest traditional time-honored Japanese tea production!
Tea Garden Images...
The top of the tea garden reveals an exceptional view with the famous Mount. Aso clearly visible in the distances. This part of the tea garden contains the most precious tea bushes growing at about 700m which is the perfect height for Japanese cultivars to produce the highest quality green tea. There is no need for pesticides or taste-manipulating chemical fertilizers growing tea bushes small-scale in primly place tea gardens like this. They naturally produce high quality green tea with exceptionally high quality taste.
This is the view looking down from the top area of the organic tea garden which reveals many small plantations located at slightly varying altitudes and containing various cultivars. The tea gardens are surrounded by forests in a secluded area and are tremendously well cared for by the grower.
|Origin||Gokase Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan|
|Harvest Date||May 2016|
|Harvest Period||100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)|
|Cultivar(s) Info.||Selected from Yabukita seedlings in the late 1940's, the Sayamakaori cultivar was finally registered in Sayama in 1971. A frost-hardy cultivar with strong resistance to disease, it's unique attribute is that the leaves grow upright, are large, and are dark green with strong vigor. The aroma of the tea is also unique. These two characteristics are dissimilar to Yabukita and native Japanese cultivars, so it's always been thought that these attributes came from a pollen parent which was perhaps from outside of Japan. However, the pollen parent was never found even after extensive testing.|