Third generation potter, Hakusan began work in Tokoname over 50 years ago.
Here is a small batch exclusive to our catalogue from Shizuoka, a Japanese prefecture renowned for its green teas, made by one of our favorite producers, Mr Sakamoto. Kabuse, a word that translates to "covering", it requires a the technique of shading the tea bushes for about 2 weeks. The process slows the growth producing more chlorophyll and reducing tannins.
Slender, shiny leaves of a beautiful dark green, give a full, oily liquor without a hint of biterness, with accents of spinach and butter, followed by a finish that subtly suggests lily of the valley.
A tea created by Mr Sakamoto's passion and experimentation of the past three decades.
- Cultivar: Yabukita
- Producer: M. Sakamoto
- Altitude: 150m
- Date of harvest: May 4, 2021
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