Koushun is a new Japanese cultivar created in 2000 through hybridization. This tea comes from Ryogouchi, one of the most renowned production regions of Shizuoka. For 37 years, the top tier harvests at Shizuoka Tea Market have come, without exception, from Ryogouchi. Nestled in the hills around the Okitsu river, the cooler climes and lesser daylight hours Our source, Wada Kiyoshi Shoten is a decorated “Chasho” (tea master) of “Mountain Style” tea in the region. Renowned for his ability to create a blend from raw harvests then custom cook and finish the tea for clients—this Koushun was made exclusively for Spirit.
Notes of collared greens, vanilla cream and caramelized brussels sprouts.
Region: Ryogouchi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Harvest Date: May 12, 2017
Producer: Wada Kiyoshi Shoten (Chasho), Mr. Mikio Mochizuki (Farmer)
Brewing Recommendation: 5g tea | 12oz water | 170F | 1 minute 15 seconds