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Tanegashima Kuritawase Shincha 100g

Tanegashima Kuritawase Shincha 100g

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1st brewing
This tea has a nice grassy – hay note mixed with some floral notes as well. It is a bit of a delicate tea and you have to be careful not to overbrew it, otherwise it can turn a bit too astringent. One minute is enough to have a very flavorful tea. In the aftertaste there is a nice umami note mixed with a fresh grass and citrusy note.

2nd brewing
The tea gets fresher, more citrusy and a bit more astringent. It still has a nice floral note to it but definitely fresher. It makes for a great morning sencha giving you a fresh and nice “wake up” taste.

What You'll Get

🍃 JAS Organic Green Tea
🍃 Calming, Relaxing Theanine
🍃 Higher Caffeine Content
🍃 Long Lasting Energy Throughout the Day
🍃 Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan
🍃 Complex Flavor Profiles

What it Tastes Like

🍵 Nice Grassy Flavor
🍵 Floral Notes
🍵 Delicate Astringency
🍵 Smooth Finish

How Much Tea Does it Make?

This packet contains 100 grams of tea, enough to make 20 pots or 60 cups

Meet the Farmer

Mr. Eiichi Matsushita 松下栄市 is a passionate tea farmer in the 4th generation of the family. During the steaming and processing of the tea, he stands at the steaming machine himself - like most tea masters. In 1909, Shizuoka's family settled in Tanegashima, Banyamine, bringing the tea-growing know-how to this pristine natural island. Mr. Matsushita has served as President of the Tanegashima Arasha Factory Association for 12 years. Its tea fields are located in the best green tea terroir of Tanegashima.

About the Farm

The tea farm is located in the northern part of the picturesque island of Tanegashima, about 115km south of Kagoshima City. The warm subtropical climate and the fresh sea breeze, which provides mineral richness and morning mists, provide an optimal climate for growing the early Shincha cultivars. At 223m, the tea field is at the highest elevation in Banyamine and is considered Tanegashima's top terroir.

How to Brew it

Add 5 grams of leaves to the teapot or strainer and then pour in 150ml to 200ml of water (160 degrees Fahrenheit) and let the tea brew for 1 minute. You can brew the leaves 2-3 more times with the same temperature for 20 seconds each

Very Popular as a Gift

Our fans like to give away our teas on birthdays, weddings and other special days! Our samplers are highly recommended as gifts!

Always Pesticide Free

We make sure to only source teas from reputable farmers that grow tea without the use of conventional pesticides or chemicals. We meet with the farmers in person and tour the fields and facilities. We look at the sustainability of the field, the attention to detail and quality control of the facility and of course the taste of the tea.

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