[Orita-En] – Teas by Nobuo Orita, the Tea Maestro.
Kagoshima is known for its tea, and Nijiya is proud to introduce “Orita-En,” the Orita Tea Farm. Unlike many other tea companies in Japan that source their leaves from other farmers, Mr. Orita produces all of his tea leaves at his own farms. He will then process the leaves at his own facility and packs them there, overseeing the whole production process. That’s why we call him a maestro, a true tea master.
All of his teas have unmistakably rich and strong flavors.
Yes, No Middleman.
The orders from Nijiya are packed especially in a separate lot to guarantee the freshness and the quality every time. As soon as the lot is ready, it is assembled into a container and shipped directly from Shibushi, Kagoshima.
Fuka-mushi-sencha has a richer flavor and deeper green color due to the longer steam process. The flavor is soft and often with a strong hint of sweetness. The wait time is shorter than regular green tea, so you can enjoy it without the hassle.
This tea contains 1.3 times the amount of catechin in regular tea, as a result of the longer exposure to the intense summer sun. Katechin is an antioxidant and it is believed to help reduce high blood pressure and lower cholesterol.