The Hayashis' organic green tea garden is located in Mie Prefecture, not far away from the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

Iwao Hayashi is one of the precursors of the organic farming movement in Japan. He followed his own ideals, and moved his tea garden production away from conventional to organic farming, at the end of the seventies.

Mr Hayashi is known by other Japanese organic tea farmers, as an expert in natural ways to handle vermins, a fundamental topic in organic tea production.

Hayashi's family tea garden has been organic certified by EU standards since June 2010.

The teas of the Hayashi Family are characteristically chuu-mushi (midly steamed) tea, in between asamushi (lightly steamed) or fukamushi (deeply steamed.)

The longer the steaming of the tea leaves, the more the tea structure opens. The tea needles becomes a bit more fragile, smaller tea leave particles might be found. In addition, the infusion is characterized by an intense green color. the brewing time is very short.

We only need less than a minute in order to enjoy a beautiful infusion. The taste is fesh and smooth, intensive but not bitter.

The teas of the Hayashi tea garden embody the spirit of Iwao Hayashi, who at the end of his eighties, still stands up for the organic farming movement.

Mie Yanagicha Bancha is harvested about two weeks after the first harvest.

The small leaves and petioles that were not previously harvested, have become slightly larger and firmer. The finished tea is still very fine since the tea bushes in Mie usually have finer leaves.

This yanagi bancha is characterised by a mild taste, which is underlined by slightly lemony notes.

The Japanese Tea Evangelist says: This yanagi bancha is really refreshing. It tastes smooth & fresh. It is a bit different from other bancha teas since it has been harvested two weeks after the first harvest, meaning that the tea leaves aren't worn out yet, thay aren't too old. It is closer to the Japanese green teas we know even though other bancha teas are also green. A true delicacy not so high in caffeine.

Organic Certified DE- ÖKO-039 Non-EU-Agriculture.

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Yanagi Bancha Mie Organic (100 gr)

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  • Mie Yanagicha Bancha is harvested about two weeks after the first harvest.

    The small leaves and petioles that were not previously harvested, have become slightly larger and firmer.

    The finished tea is still very fine since the tea bushes in Mie usually have finer leaves. This yanagi bancha is characterised by a mild taste, which is underlined by slightly lemony notes.

    This is not your typical bancha tea. It tastes fresh, citrusy & refreshing.

     

  • The recommendation to brew this tea goes as follows:
     

    Amount of tea: 3 grs of tea (about a teaspoon)

    Amount of water: 100 ml of water (if chalky use mineral water)

    Water temperature: 75 degrees Celsius (1st brew) 80 degrees Celsius (2nd/3rd brew)

    Amount of time: 60 secs (1st brew) 10 -40 secs (2nd/3rd brew)

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