Harumidori was developed at the Makurazaki Station of the National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science and registered as Cha Norin No. 48 in August 2000. It is a cross of the well known Yabukita and the Kanayamidori cultivar. Harumidori is high-yielding and suitable for sencha. Its harvest time is five days later then Yabukita and therefor ideal in combination with it. Harumidori produces a mellow tea with low astringency and bitterness.