DENSHO PREMIUM KAMAIRICHA #1

DENSHO PREMIUM KAMAIRICHA #1

$12.75Price

1 oz. or 80 g bag
Tsuge village, Ashikita town, Kumamoto, Japan
Spring 2020

Densho premium Kamairicha is produced from the youngest (earliest May harvest) leaves of 60-year old tea bushes grown from seed (zairai) and then blended with similarly premium okuataka cultivar tea leaves.

Kamairicha translates into "pan-fired tea" and is a type of processing influenced by China in the 15-16th century. This differs from traditional Japanese technique that normally relies on steaming.

Steeping this tea at a higher temperature will result in more pronounced astringency and a slightly lower temperature will bring out more umami. How you steep it is up to you.

sweetly vegetal / pleasant, dry finish

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