Enjoy the unique, rich taste and deep emerald coloring of First Flush connoisseur-grade Kabusecha tea, which is cultivated using sunlight-blocking covers. This tea is prepared by master tea farmer Akihito Takaki of the emerald hills of Hoshino Village Japan, and sent straight to us. Naturally-grown tea bushes differ from bushes in typical tea fields that have been shaped into long fan-shaped rows. Because of their irregular shape, naturally-grown tea bushes cannot be picked by machines, and so all work is performed by hand.
Naturally-grown tea bushes are covered to block out the sunlight 10 days before picking. Then the people of the village carefully hand-pick the tea leaves, one by one. The dedication and skill used to grow this authentic tea makes for a mild-tasting yet intensely fragrant brew.
The most renowned plantations in Fukuoka prefecture are located in Yame. Morning mists and river fogs are very frequent. Curtains of fog wrap green tea plantations, properly blocking sunlight. Yame enjoys an inland climate-high temperature during daytime and very cool and low temperatures at night.
Farmer Packaged in Hoshino, Japan
Weight: 100 g
Packaging type: Vacuum pack
Variety: Kanaya Midori
Growing Style: Naturally-grown bushes
Harvesting Method: Hand-picked
Sunlight blockage: 85% blockage fiber net trellis covering
BREWING YAME KABUSECHA:
The steeping time can be adjusted according to preference, but the traditional way of brewing this tea is:
Water temperature: 75°C / 170°F
Leaf Amount: 8g for two cups
Steeping time: 2 minutes
You can make 3 infusions from the same tea leaves because of the high quality of tea.