This Tamaryokucha Kamairi is made from Zairai tea plants. These are tea plants grown using seeds rather than cultivars, which is very rare in Japan. Zairai are renowned for producing powerful teas in comparison to teas made from cultivars. This tea is harvested in Takachiho, in the island of Kyūshū. It is produced by Mr. Kai.
The particularity of a Tamaryokucha Kamairi Cha is its high-temperature fixing: it is roasted instead of being autoclaved. The production method is more like the one used in China. Its matt, dark-green leaves differ from those of the Tamaryokucha Mushisei.
This Tamaryokucha Kamairi reveals subtle toasted notes bringing to mind roasted chestnuts, and which combine with vegetal and marine heart notes.
- Miyazaki, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: twisted leaves
Colours: dark green, glossy
Scents: vegetal, buttery, toasted
Scents: vegetal, fresh, vanilla, chestnut
Colours: pale green
Texture: smooth, very generous with a long finish which includes a delicate powdery sensation
Aromas: fresh vegetal, sharp iodised hint, roasted chestnut, vanilla, mineral hint
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this Tamaryokucha is intense both in terms of its thick, generous and long-lasting texture and its vegetal, fruity and iodised notes.
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2' minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Kyusu / Shiboridashi by successive 1 minute infusions.
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