DENSHO PREMIUM KAMAIRICHA #1
1 oz. or 80 g bag
Tsuge village, Ashikita town, Kumamoto, Japan
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