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Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea

Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea

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Learn all the secrets of the Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea

The Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea is a stem tea produced by Mr. Takada in Uji. Stem teas are rich in minerals, low in caffeine and they have a nice mild flavor

Taste

Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea flavor chart

Discover the results of Nio Teas’ 4 step tea tasting method

When evaluating the Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea, we take into consideration both its texture and flavor. We assess whether it produces a dry or sweet taste, minerality, or acidity. Additionally, we evaluate the thickness or richness of the tea, known as mouthfeel. Finally, for kukicha green tea, we pay particular attention to the vegetal flavor profile, as this is a consistent characteristic across all types of kukicha.

Step 1 - Observing the Appearance

This Kukicha Green Tea is a combination of dark green leaves and light yellow stems but the mix is mostly stems.

Step 2 - Assessing the Aroma

The aroma coming off the Kukicha Green Tea is fruity and floral, with notes of strawberry

Step 3 - Tasting the Tea

The Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea begins with a slightly dry minerality and then shows a tiny hint of umami flavor in the mid palate. The tea then takes a turn into a more roasted or nutty direction with notes of cashew and hazelnut.

Step 4 - Evaluating the sensation on the palate

The Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea is very light and not too citrusy or dry, but it has a strong minerality. The tea doesn't play off these grassy or vegetal taste profiles but rather trades them for more of the roasted or nutty notes.

100% Organically grown and Ethically Sourced

At Nio, we have made a deliberate choice to collaborate only with tea farmers who cultivate their tea plants using organic and pesticide-free methods. Through our experience visiting tea farms in Japan, we have discovered that these practices not only elevate the taste of the tea but also contribute to healthier tea fields and a healthier ecosystem.

Nio Teas Unique Organically grown sourcing process

  • Performing a taste test of each tea to evaluate its quality and flavor.
  • Engaging in conversations with farmers to gain insights into their unique tea cultivation and production methods.
  • Conducting in-person visits to the tea farms to ensure that the tea production process is thorough and precise.
  • Surveying the tea fields to ensure that the tea plants are cultivated in a sustainable manner that promotes the preservation of the surrounding ecosystem.
JAS Japanese Agriculture Standards logo

JAS Certified

You may notice the JAS logo on some of our packages. This is an acronym for Japanese Agriculture Standards, which signifies that our teas are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals and they are certified by the Japanese government.Β 

We like to make sure that our teas are produced using organic methods and we require our larger partner farms to obtain JAS certification through soil sampling and testing.

Smaller tea farms may face obstacles in acquiring JAS certification due to costs. Therefore, we accept their products labeled as "pesticide-free" to give these smaller producers an opportunity to sell their products while still adhering to our strict quality standards for all our products.

How to prepare the tea

For the optimal flavor of the Chanoka kukicha green tea, it's advised to brew it at a lower temperature. Higher temperatures may lead to bitterness and you won’t get the same complex and nuanced flavor profiles as you’d get when the tea is properly brewed.

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    Step 1

    Before preparing the kukicha green tea, make sure you heat up the water to a temperature of 70 degrees Celsius or 160 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the ideal temperature for the kukicha green tea.

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    Step 2

    Add 5 grams of kukicha green tea to your kyusu teapot or tea strainer

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    Step 3

    Pour in 150ml of water and allow the tea leaves to brew undisturbed for 1 minute.

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    Step 4

    After the tea leaves are done brewing, you can pour out your tea and if you have a kyusu teapot it will automatically filter out the leaves so they don’t overbrew inside the teapot and they don’t end up in your cup. Enjoy your tea!

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    2nd brew

    If you want to get more cups of tea out of the leaves, you can just add the same temperature water back into the teapot and brew the tea for 20 seconds this time. Each infusion will be slightly different, so you can get 3-4 entirely different cups of tea from the same leaves!

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    Cold brew

    We do not recommend cold brewing the Chanoka Kukicha Green Tea

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Necessary teaware

When it comes to preparing kukicha green tea, the most appropriate tool to use is the Kyusu teapot. This tool provides the leaves plenty of space to expand and release their flavor into the water, and it has a built in strainer to separate the tea leaves out as you pour.

Alternative without teaware

If you don't have a teapot, a tea strainer is the next best alternative for preparing this kukicha green tea. Keep in mind that since the tea leaves won’t have as much space to expand in the strainer as they would in the teapot so the resulting flavor may not be as strong. Eventually, you can upgrade to the teapot, but the tea strainer will work for now.

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Takada Masahiro farm in japan

Location of production and farmer

Information about the farm

Takada Masahiro, a Uji-based farmer, is the one who produces this excellent kukicha green tea. He is part of Chanoka, a family business with a history dating back to 1900, when his great grandfather established their first tea garden in Uji. Since then, they have been committed to cultivating and manufacturing some of the finest teas in Japan.

Sourced in Uji

Japan

The Chanoka kukicha green tea is produced in Uji, the most famous region when it comes to the production of Japanese green tea. This particular kukicha green tea is grown on the farm of Chanoka in Uji. The tea plants are cultivated at an altitude of 400 meters and it is unshaded, which allows the tea to maintain its naturally, slightly citrusy flavor profiles.

Cultivar and tea plant variety

The Chanoka kukicha green tea is made from the Yabukita cultivar, the most popular tea variety in Japan.

  • Yabukita

    There are two primary factors that have allowed the Yabukita to become the most popular tea plant variety in Japan. Firstly, it is a hardier variety, making it easier to maintain through the comparatively cold winters of central Japan. Secondly, it produces a strong vegetal and savory flavor that is greatly appreciated by Japanese tea lovers!

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If you have any issues with your order, please contact us via email at info@nioteas.com. This is the most efficient way for us to handle customer service requests. For quick inquiries, you can also reach out to us directly on Instagram at @nio_japanese_green_tea.

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If you are not satisfied with the tea you receive, please let us know, and we will arrange for a replacement. We are committed to ensuring that every customer has a positive experience with Nio.

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