Kamo Kabusecha | Natural farming | 2021

加茂 かぶせ茶

Shade-grown Japanese green tea from naturally farmed Okumidori tea trees. Harvested in May 2021 after fifteen days of shading by Tokuya Yamazaki at Kamo Shizen Nōen in Kamo, Kyoto.


Description | 詳細

Okumidori is an elegant varietal of the tea tree known to be particularly suitable for shaded growth (kabuse). With Kamo Kabusecha from the spring harvest of Kamo Shizen Nōen, Tokuya Yamazaki has crafted an unusually delicate and distinct expression hereof. You will find clear sensations of natural umami and sweetness that one would expect from a high-quality shade-grown tea – in this case shaded via direct covering for fifteen days prior to harvest on May 19th 2021. But refined floral notes are present in the leaves as well, lingering patiently both in the nose and on the palate as a rich aftertaste long after the final sip.

As a tea grown by natural farming principles without any use of pesticides and fertilizers, Kamo Kabusecha stands as a very pure expression of the qualities characterizing the Okumidori cultivar. But Kamo Kabusecha is at the same time a tea intimately shaped by the Kamo area’s Kyoto terroir as well as Mr Yamazaki’s idiosyncratic approach to tea production and offer as such a unique tea experience. The finely processed tea leaves open up slowly and brew a delicate and detailed green tea which gradually unfolds and transforms across numerous infusions – a natural kabusecha in a class of its own.

Tea trees | 茶樹

Cultivar: Okumidori

Age: unknown

Altitude: 150-200 masl

Shade: covered for 15 days before harvest

Fertilisation: none

Cultivation method: natural farming (read more about organic and natural farming here)

Harvest: 19th May 2021

Production method | 製茶方法

Steaming: medium (chūmushi)

Hi-ire : none

Producer | 生産者

Tokuya Yamazaki at Kamo Shizen Nōen 加茂自然農園

Origin | 産地

Kamo in Kyoto, Japan


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