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A basic level tencha (spring & summer harvest) made from yabukita tea leaves, this tencha is best used for grinding into culinary or latte grade matcha (the quality depending on how well you can grind it). Alternatively, steep the leaves at 80˚C/176˚F degrees for 2 minutes (5 grams of leaves, 1 cup of water) for a light, sweet green tea.
Name: Nishio Tencha Yabukita - Basic
Japanese name: 西尾碾茶ヤブキタベーシック
Ingredients: green tea
Cultivar: Yabukita blend
Harvest: Spring & Summer blend
Region: Nishio, Aichi
About Koukaen Tea Factory
Founded in 1948 by Yoshikazu Naito, the Koukaen Tea Factory is owned by the Naito family and employs a total of 9 people including family members. His son, President Tadashi Naito (see photo) is the 2nd head of the company.
Based in the Nishio region of Aichi Prefecture, Koukaen specializes in the initial processing of leaves from farms in Nishio into dried unrefined tencha tea leaves (steamed and dried without rolling), and grinding of refined tencha leaves into matcha. (Refinement of the tencha leaves is outsourced to a trusted partner.)