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Yumewakaba by Hirumaen
The Tea Fragrant with the Smell of Vanilla
Date:31, May, 2015
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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When you are talking about Japanese tea, you cannot ignore Kyoto and Shizuoka. The two districts produce delicious tea, surely. In addition, there should be Saitama as the place.

Saitama prefecture has produced Sayama Tea for about 800 years. They still cultivate various kinds in Iruma city, Sayama city, Tokorozawa city and the like. It is frosted in winter Saitama and the temperature difference is quite extreme, which makes the tea taste more delicious.


Kind: Yumewakaba

Tea Kind: Deep-steam sencha
Price: 1,080 JPN (70 g)
Leaching Time: 50 - 70 sec.

“Yumewakaba” is a sort of Sayama Tea, registered in 2006 October. Namely, that is a young star in Japanese tea. Tea leaves in desiccation are deep green colored. Just-made Yumewakaba tea smells very soft like vanilla and seldom tastes bitter, reminding us of kind of Taiwan Tea somehow.


Using a little of Sayama Tea, you will have definite taste because of the unique method; Sayama Firing. Tea leaves grew in a cold district and become thick for keeping nutrition, like there are a lot of portly persons in northern areas. It is possible drying the thick leaves with strong fire, which produces credibly tasty ones.

Hiruma Yoshiaki is very famous as a great master of hand-rolled tea. He manages Hirumaen to produce and deal with his tea. Their “Yumewakaba” is well-balanced. When you are trying Sayama Tea, don’t forget it.


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