NEW HARVEST' 2024 | Fukamushicha Single Cultivar Green Tea

TASTING NOTES: aged miso soup, asparagus, raspberry leaves

The Fukamushicha green tea from tea garden Shuchi in Morimachi Village, Shizuoka, is made from a single cultivar, the new and still rare Kirari 31. Liquor is opaque and bright green in color. Taste is fresh and bold, with a distinctive umami savory-sweetness and a mild presence of a bitter note. Long aftertaste and no astringency.


3rd generation tea farmer Hiroki Matsumoto manages some 30 fields in the Kiriyama region of the Makinohara plain in Shimada, Shizuoka. He utilizes the UNESCO designated World Heritage agricultural tradition, Chagusaba, to cultivate his tea leaves. This tradition requires farmers to cultivate sasa grasses surrounding the tea fields, and use the grasses as fertilizer in the fields.

Regular steamed tea leaves create a balanced sencha green tea.

Kaneroku Matsumoto Tea Garden
📍Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan

Tasting notes

Grassy and sweet at the same time. Light and airy.