KAMAIRICHA "GOKASE" - Tea master Yoichi Korogi - 2023 Kamairi shincha made by the No. 1 artisan in Japan, tea master Yoichi Korogi. It has a refreshing yet delicate aroma and a rich, clean taste with gentle umami. Only available in limited quantity.
Mr. Korogi makes kamairicha with an outstanding reputation, as his traditional method produces an exquisite aroma in the tea. He has received countless honorable awards, including from the Japanese Government, for his kamairicha.
KAMAIRI-CHA means iron pot roasted tea, a method originating in China and now used in Kyushu, the southwest of mainland Honshu. This tea is mainly consumed in Kyushu and is considered to be a rare and exceptional item in Japan, where the majority of tea is processed by steaming. The largest producer of rare kamairicha, which is not usually seen outside of Kyushu, is Gokase Town, a mountainous area on the prefectural border between Miyazaki and Kumamoto prefectures.
How to brew this tea <One 150ml(5.0fl oz) cup> Infusion: 1-2 cups