Koushun is a new Japanese cultivar created in 2000 through hybridization. This tea comes from Ryogochi, 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 Ryogochi. Nestled in the hills around the Okitsu river, the cooler climes and lesser daylight hours provide ideal growing conditions. 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. Notes of collard greens, sweet cinnamon and caramelized Brussels sprouts.
Region: Ryogochi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Harvest Date: May 12, 2018
Producer: Wada Kiyoshi Shoten (Chasho), Mr. Mikio Mochizuki (Farmer)
5g tea | 12oz water | 170F | 1 minute 15 seconds