YAME CHA Green Tea
"I am an avid tea drinker. Green is my color of choice and this special green tea by Studio Cue LA is what you will find in my cup. I can see how green tea from Yame has won so many awards!" Alex, co-founder Herbivore Botanicals
This tea comes from the Kuroki town in the city of Yame. Yame is known for producing some of Japan’s finest competition-grade green tea and has won 26 tea awards.
The plantation is 450 meters above sea level and the highest point of Fukuoka prefecture. The guiding philosophy behind its farming is that the health of the soil is directly related to the health of the tea and thus those who drink it. The farm uses a traditional Japanese natural fertilizer called “Abura-Kasu” (oil-cake) which is made purely from oily vegetable dregs. This helps create plants that naturally repel pests.
In 2006, this was the first Japanese Tea to pass the European Commission’s extremely stringent maximum pesticide residue level legislation in which 1100 pesticides are restricted to between .01 and .05 parts per million. The farm has also been certified organic by Fukuoka’s government since 1998
The climate of Kuroki, its rich soil, and the careful hand harvesting and processing of the leaves results in a well-balanced cup with a remarkably clean taste. Look for flavors of umami, melon, and flowers.
Contains 10 tea bags.
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