Organic Okumidori Kabusecha

Organic Okumidori Kabusecha

Regular price $30.00
  • 100 grams
  • Multi-Origin | Single Cultivar
  • Ships from the United States
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way
This lightly shaded kabusecha has the body and taste of a sencha, with the umami, sweetness, and distinctive aroma of a gyokuro.

Cultivar: Okumidori

Region: Kagoshima|Miyazaki|Shizuoka

Producer: Osada Seicha

Harvested: May, 2024

Elevation: Varies

Shading: 14 Days

Picking: Riding-type Machine

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

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

Water Temperature

70º C (158ºF)

Brewing Time

90 seconds

Meet the Producer

Osada Seicha (おさだ製茶)

Cultivar: Okumidori

A very popular cultivar, Okumidori was registered in 1974 and is a hybrid between Yabukita and a Shizuoka Zairai. Like all cultivars that begin with ‘oku-’, it is a late-budding cultivar which means it is more frost resistant, but must be harvested later.

Though developed for sencha, Okumidori is also used for matcha and gyokuro with great results. Lacking a particularly strong character, it produces a well-balanced tea with a deeper, greener colour.

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