Yame Kirari 31 Sencha

Yame Kirari 31 Sencha

Regular price $20.00
  • 50 grams
  • Single Origin | Single Cultivar
  • Ships from the United States
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

Registered in 2004, Kirari 31 was developed as a cold-resistant, early-budding cultivar, boasting an elegant balance of aroma and umami, as expressed in this unshaded offering from Yame

Cultivar: Kirari 31

Region: Yame, Fukuoka

Producer: Kumaen

Harvested: April 28, 2023

Elevation: 330m

Picking: Handheld Machine

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

2g per 50ml of water
(.07oz per 1.7oz)

Water Temperature

75º C (167ºF)

Brewing Time

60 seconds

Meet the Producer

Yamecha Kumaen (八女茶くま園)

Cultivar: Kirari 31

Kirari 31 is derived from a 1994 cross of Sakimidori and Saemidori and is an early-budding cultivar with high frost resistance. Compared to Yabukita, it has higher levels of amino acids and lower levels of catechins, meaning it is more umami and less bitter. Well-balanced and easy to grow, Kirari 31 has recently received a lot of attention as a potential successor to Yabukita.

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