Marushige Shimizu Tea Farm: Kabusecha Shaded Green Tea, Saeakari さえあかり

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Size: 20g / 0.7 oz / 2020
JPY ¥700

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Saeakari cultivar kabusecha (shaded green tea) grown and processed by the Shimizu family of Suizawa, Mie Prefecture.


  • Name: Kabusecha Shaded Green Tea, Saeakari
  • Cultivar: Saeakari
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes
    • Shaded for about 2 weeks, direct covering (see photo)
    • Steaming: Regular Steaming
  • Harvest Season: May
  • Region: Suizawa Village, Yokkaichi City, Mie Prefecture


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

1st steeping

Tea: 5 grams or 1 teaspoon. Time: 2 minutes. Water: 50˚C/140˚F, 100 ml.

Use warm water: 50˚C/140˚F, with just enough water to cover the leaves used (5g of leaves or 1 teaspoon, about 120 ml of water). Steep for 2 minutes or until the leaves have soaked up the water. Pour a little at a time into tasting cups, alternating between cups to even out the flavor (thicker flavor will sit at the bottom of your pot)

2nd steeping

Tea: same. Time: 10-20 seconds. Water: 80˚C/176˚F, 180-240 ml (about 1 cup).

3rd steeping

Increase time to 30-45 seconds or to desired strength.

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