Kamo Kōcha | Natural farming | 2019 | 50g

加茂 紅茶

Japanese black tea from Zairai tea trees grown by natural farming methods and harvested in early June 2019 at Kamo Shizen Nōen in Kamo, Kyoto.

kr. 175,00

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Description | 詳細

As always in the case of Tokuya Yamazaki’s teas, the leaf material for Kamo Kōcha 2019 comes from the first and only harvest of the year; in this case harvested in early June 2019 from naturally farmed Zairai tea trees. The tea leaves have subsequently undergone a careful indoor oxidation process, allowing the leaves to slowly wither (ichō) and dry. Mr Yamazaki adjusts the duration of this crucial processing step each year depending on climate conditions and other critical factors, one of the reasons why each vintage of his black teas develop such distinct characters of their own.

However, the oxidation processes are generally allowed to last significantly longer compared to typical styles of Japanese black tea production. Mr Yamazaki’s Kamo Kōcha accordingly develop unique expressions in taste and aroma profile which in the case of this 2019-vintage suggest fine notes of hinoki wood, dried fig, and sweet plums – generally speaking, a somewhat deeper register of flavours compared to Kamo Kōcha 2020.

Tea trees | 茶樹

Cultivar: Zairai (local variant of the tea tree grown from seed)

Age: unknown

Elevation: 200 masl

Fertilisation: none

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

Harvest: June 2019

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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