Kirishima is in the Kagoshima Prefecture on the Island of Kyushu, it is famous for its teas and in August 2018 took places first to seventh in a Tea Ceremony Competition held in Shizuoka, halfway between Tokyo and Nagoya. We have included a picture of the winners holding a banner in a Kirishima tea garden. The organic Sencha leaves and the organic rice are grown in this Prefecture. The aroma and taste are wonderful, a really fresh brew with hardly any astringency and what is there is complimented by the taste of the puffed rice. Genmai Cha is traditionally an afternoon drink or drunk after a meal, I think you can enjoy this any time of the day.
I use hot 70oC - 80oC water and only infuse for a couple of minutes but you can get many infusions from this high quality traditional Japanese speciality.