MARIMO’s Field Trip Part 2 “Yamasan’s Greentea and Hottaen”
After we visited to the tea farms, we move to the next place “Hotten” where the place produce the tea of YAMASAN.
In Hottaen, we have learned the method of making tea, visited to the factory and also had an experience of making matcha greentea.
It comes to the 4th month of being an internship in YAMASAN, however this was my first time to meet with the staffs who make the tea for YAMASAN.
Knowing the concepts and tinny belief of YAMASAN and this make me want to know more about who make the products.
The most impressive are the tea we tried in Hottaen including the “Cold-brewed Greentea” and “Gyokuro Matcha Greentea”. (Picture below is Gyokuro Matcha Greentea)
I always drink bottle of greentea in daily time and think of what the good taste of greentea. After I tried cold-brewed Gkyokuro greentea, I know the answer… (Picture below is the comment written by me after drinking the tea)
“Rich flavor and taste fresh”, “Wanna make Ochatsuke Rice Bowl”, “Totally different with those bottle of tea”, these are my comments after drinking the tea.
Gyokuro Greentea and Kabusecha tea are the tea with fresh taste as the catechin has been moderated. So it is suitable to use water with normal temperature to make the tea.
If we use hot water to make the tea, more catechins will come out and make the tea become bitterness. That’s the reason for having serveral method to make different teas.
After that, we also tried to make Gyokuro Matcha Greentea
Compare with cold-brewed greentea, the flavor of Matcha is richer and taste more fresh. It was totally different with those matcha I have in the past.
The tea we have tried in Hottaen were so delicious, all are high quality green tea.
After I had the tea in Hottaen, I start want to buy the foods/drinks that I really think delicious by using a bit higher price.
Most of the people like the things which is cheap, delicious and also convenient and sure this is very important. However, providing a chance for people to have impression on delicious foods or know the importance of food are also very important. And I believe this is the “meaningful things”.
YAMASAN always listen to different comment from customers and we would like to provide “meaningful things” to all of you.
I have spent a great time visiting to tea farms and the factory. Thank you so much!
Written by MARIMO
Translated by SHIORI