Yumeka - Icho (bihakko kamairi)


Yumeka - Icho (bihakko kamairi)

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Name: Yumeka

Variety: Icho (bi hakko kamairi)

Origin: Gokase, Miyazaki

Tea maker: Yoichi Koorogi

Harvest: spring 2014

Plant variety: Yumewakaba

Abundant with orchid-like aroma in the first infusition.  As the leaves are finished using Koorogi's masterful kamairi pan roasting technique, the second infusion yields a honey-like aroma with a touch of cinnamon.  After infusion, open the lid of your teapot to admire the beauty of Koorogi's tea leaves.  He just has magical hands for preserving the beauty of the tea leaves that he so adores.


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This is a fragrant tea.  Rule of thumb is when brewing fragrant tea to bring out the scent, you brew with high temperature with shorter infusion time.  

Brewing suggestion:

Brew with: 3g (2 heaping tea spoon) tea with 150ml water

1st infusion: at 100 C  for 1 1/2 min    

2nd infusion: at 100 C for 1 1/2 min    

3rd infusion:  at 100 C for 1 1/2 min  

*cold infusion for summer day treat

brew with 10g tea with 800 ml cold water    

infuse in the fridegdge for 6-10 hours