It is fair to say that the earlier in the year the harvest, the better the tea. It is for that reason that most of our teas are from the Spring harvest. However, for every “rule” there is an exception, and in our case, this tea, a blend from the summer and autumn harvests is it. The reason we like this tea is that it is not a typical summer/autumn harvest tea. This is because the Morimotos prune their bushes hard after the June harvest. As a result, the leaves harvested in August harvest leaves are finer and fresher than one would expect.
Oku Midori means “deep green” and indeed the dry leaf of this tea lives up to its name. With a bright and clear cup, this is a really good everyday tea for a great price.
HarvestedJune & August 2022
OriginMiyazaki, Kyushu Island, Southern Japan
FlavoursSweet, slightly vegetal
From controlled organic cultivation