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Shinichi Kihara

Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems

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Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems
Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems
Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems
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Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems
Product rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings 1

Note: Packages for most tea & food products will use Yunomi resealable bags or tins (with some exceptions, click here to see info and photos). If you need the original Japanese package, please leave a note in the order comments.

Tea farmer Shinichi Kihara and his father grows tea without use of pesticides or fertilizer according to the Shumei Natural Agriculture philosophy. This "Karigane" is a premium leaf stem tea (usually known as kukicha), a blend of premium shaded leaves and stems filtered from the premium shaded leaves. 

PRODUCT INFO

  • Appearance
    • Leaf: Color - , Refinement - , Shape -
    • Tea (5g, 1 minute, 70˚C/200ml): Color - , Opacity -
  • Aroma
    • Leaf:
    • Tea:
  • Cultivar:
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes
    • No pesticides, no fertilizers used in cultivation.
    • A blend of leaf and leaf stems filtered from shaded leaves.
    • Steaming: 
  • Harvest Season: Spring
  • Net Weight: 10 grams, 50 grams, 1kg. (Yunomi packaging used.)
  • Number of Cups: 30 cups (10 uses / 3 steepings / 1 cup per steeping. Varies with your steeping recipe.)
  • Region: Biwa Uji, Uji City, Kyoto

STEEPING NOTES

Consider also cold steeping or ice steeping (see Steeping Techniques).

1st steeping

Tea: 5 grams or 1 teaspoon. Time: 1 minute. Water: 70˚C/176˚F, 180-240 ml.

2nd steeping

Tea: same. Time: 20-30 seconds. Water: same.

3rd steeping

Tea: same. Time: 45-60 seconds. Watersame.

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