The region around Sonogi (Nagasaki prefecture, Japan) is best known for tamaryokucha. Tamaryokucha (“ball-green tea”) is a sencha whose leaves are not needle-shaped but curled and sometimes rolled into small balls, due to the special way of rolling during the drying process. Sonogi tea farmers are experimenting with new teas, both new cultivars (varieties of the tea plant) and black or oolong teas.
This Special Tamaryokucha is a blend of the Sonogi Six Senses collection, curated by master blender Kenichiro Nagao in Nagasaki, Japan. Nagao was at Evermore in February 2020 to present new tea varieties and talk more about the age-old tea tradition in Japan.