Honyama Koushun Wakoucha

Honyama Koushun Wakoucha
Honyama Koushun Wakoucha
Honyama Koushun Wakoucha
Honyama Koushun Wakoucha

Honyama Koushun Wakoucha

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  • 50 grams
  • Single Origin | Single Cultivar
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This wakoucha converts Koushun’s signature bright floral aroma into a powerful
bouquet of dark fruits and flowers, with a sweet and juicy taste to match. 

This tea is rather versatile and can be brewed gongfu style (as per our recommendations) yielding multiple delicious infusions. It can also be enjoyed with  more western-style brewing parameters, using a lower leaf to water ratio, and a longer brewing time.

 

Of Shizuoka's many tea-growing regions, tea from Honyama is praised for its transparent and elegant taste, deriving from the mineral rich soil and the subtle, natural shade of fog and mountains. Tea grown on the slopes that border the Abe and Warashina Rivers, which flow through Shizuoka, is said to be Honyama tea. Along with the neighbouring region of Kawane, Honyama tea is often grown at a higher elevation than most other Japanese teas. Tea from this region has been grown and revered for centuries, and has even been presented as tribute to the Emperor by order of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo period. Typically unshaded and lightly-steamed, honyamacha is known for its clear, crisp taste, and distinctive aroma, known as yama no kaori (山の香) or mountain aroma.


Cultivar: Koushun

Region: Honyama, Shizuoka

Producer: Moriuchi Chanoen

Harvested: June 16, 2021

Elevation: 150m

Picking: Hand-picked

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

4g per 100ml of water
(.14oz per 3.4oz)

Water Temperature

100º C (212ºF)

Brewing Time

45 seconds
(+10 seconds for subsequent infusions)

Meet the Producer

Moriuchi Chanoen (森内茶農園)

Cultivar: Koushun

Derived from a 1970 cross between Kurasawa and Kanayamidori, Koushun has grown popular among drinkers of single cultivar teas since its registration in 2000.

It is famous for its unique and powerful floral aroma which is remarkably strong and distinct from that of Yabukita. This aroma makes it ideal not only for light-steamed sencha, but also for production as oxidised teas, such as oolongs and black teas.

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