Shogyokuen: Kabusecha, Tsuki no Hikari

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Size: 20g / 0.70 oz / 2019
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180-year old Shogyokuen Tea Factory's Tsuki no Hikari, is a kabusecha, but as sweet as many gyokuro at major tea brands.

Steeping notes

Tea: 5 grams, Time: 2 minutes, Water: 60˚C/140˚F degrees, 100 ml (or about 1/2 cup)

This formula is meant to extract an umami syrup, an ambrosia of tea. Subsequent steeps may be enjoyed as a sencha, steeping a full cup for 30 seconds at 70˚C/158˚F degrees.

Product Info

  • Japanese name: 熱湯玉露 月の光
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Wazuka, Kyoto. Refined in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.
  • Notes: Shaded for about 2 weeks before harvest. This product is meant to have the same flavor profile year round, as each batch is reformulated by Kobayashi-san to ensure flavor consistency.

Vendor Info

  • Name: Shogyokuen
  • Type: Tea factory, family business
  • CEO: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Established: 1827
  • Employees: 12

 

Hiroshi Kobayashi is an award winning blender, and one of 13 tea professionals in Japan who hold the top rank of tea appraisal, level 10.

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