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Wulong tea from Hon.yama, Kôju cultivar

Type of tea : Semi-fermented tea (wulong tea)
Origin : Kozeto, Aoi ward, Shizuoka city, Shizuoka prefecture
Cultivar : Kôju
Harvest : Aprile 22-30, 2018, hand picked
Wulong tea from Hon.yama, Kôju cultivar

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Kôju is an original cultivar selected by the tea producer Takahashi Tatsuji from botanical variety (“zairai-shu” – grown from seed) tea seeds, probably of the “inzatsu” type.
This handpicked tea from Hon.yama is a Wulong, which means it has been wilted and then allowed to lightly oxidize. This tea received a lot of attention and quickly became famous in the Japanese tea world for its unique fruity fragrance, recalling white grapes, peaches and also sweet citrus.
Infusion does indeed bring out incredible fragrances, fruity aromas that we continue to enjoy in the mouth, and then in the aftertaste. The liquor is light and refreshing, with no astringency, of course.
Kôju is among the rare varieties of Japanese tea trees that have completely unusual fragrances, very easily identifiable, but they come out like this only after wilting and processing as a Wulong tea.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 3g / 1 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/4 cup
  • Water temperature : 80°C / 176°C
  • Brewing time : 90s

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Wulong tea from Hon.yama, Kôju cultivar

USD $26.67  / 50g

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