Hand crafter white Japanese tea from a small family farm in Kyoto. This tea comes from a small batch of a total of 1.5 kilograms.
This artisan tea has been made by hand by a young farmer who likes to make different types of teas that are not usually found in Japan. The name he has provided to use for this tea is hakocha.
This white tea has been made using tea leaves from naturally grown bushes. The farmer doesn't use pesticides or chemicals on any of his teas. His cultivation methods are known as natural cultivation.
It is not organic certified, mainly because the tea farm is not that large & cannot bare the costs of the certification.
There are two different grades from the same tea, small leave (higher grade) big leave (lower grade) both are delicious nevertheless and can hold a number of infusions.
Due to the rarity of this tea I wil not be selling the whole batch. Therefore it will be sold by 10 grams batches to a selected amount of customers.
We will be releasing 50 grams of each grade. Once it is gone, we might not be able to get a new batch until next year's harvest.
The Japanese Tea Evangelist says: I have brewed this tea several times using boiling water for 3, 2 & 4 minutes. My favourite brew was 100 degrees, 75 ml water, 2 minutes. I got some subtle floral notes. Since this tea is quite young the green notes are somewhat prevalent. I will be using some of this tea for aging as an experiment. I wil be taking notes as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Base price shown is for 10 grams of large leaf white Japanese tea. Small leaf has an additional cost.
White Japanese Tea First Flush 2020 (Rare) 10 grams
Since the leaves are bigger than other teas and rather delicate they occupate more volume than other types of teas.
The teas will be wrapped up carefully in order to avoid the leaves to break during the transportation.
- The moisture content of this tea is about 6%.2.
- It needs to be kept in a closed container.
- It can be kept at a room temperature, maximum 20-25 degrees.
- Keep IT away from light, dust, odours & moisture.
This is my recommendation for you to brew this tea:
Temperature: 100 degrees Celsius
Water amount: 75 ml:
Time: 1st infusion 3 minutes, subsequent infusions 2 minutes
This tea can handle boiling water just fine & will allow several infusions.
How to brew this tea as per the farmer's recommendation:
Hot: 40ml water per 1 gram, 90 seconds.
Cold: 100ml water per 1 gram, over 4 hours.