Kajihara Tea Garden: #04 Homemade Lemongrass and Kamairicha Herb Tea

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Size: 40g / 1.4 oz / Harvest: Spring 2020
JPY ¥1,000

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A unique herbal blend of our home made refreshing lemongrass and the umami of our kamairicha. It may also promote healthy digestion so it is a nice tea to drink after meals. Please give this tea a try when you don’t have an appetite, when you have eaten too much, or when you simply need to refresh your mood. Since it can also be enjoyed cold, this homemade herbal tea is popular year round! A wonderful tea to have amongst your selection of teas.

Product Info

  • Net weight: 40 grams / 1.4 oz
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes: No pesticides, no chemical fertilizers
  • Region: Ashikita, Kumamoto prefecture
  • Storage: Store sealed airtight in cool, dry area avoiding sunlight


Steeping Recommendation from Kajihara-san

For enjoying hot

  • Tea: 5 grams.
  • Time: 60 seconds.
  • Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml.
  • Notes: With the first steep, you will sense the kamairicha. With the second steep, the refreshing scent of lemongrass will become apparent. Please enjoy many steeps

    For enjoying cold

    • Tea: 10 grams.
    • Time: 2-3 hours in the refrigerator
    • Water: 750ml (cold water)
    • Notes: Steeping for longer period of time will bring out the shibumi (astringency) and bitterness. When it is ready to drink, we recommend transferring it to a different pitcher (i.e., without the tea leaves)


    About the Tea Farmer

    Toshihiro Kajihara, Tea Farmer
    • Name: Toshihiro Kajihara
    • Vendor Type: Family farm (Kajihara Tea Garden)
    • Location: Ashikita, Ashikita-gun, Kumamoto 869-6303, Japan

    The Kajihara Tea Garden is cultivated by Toshihiro Kajihara, a 3rd generation tea farmer based in the 9-family hamlet of Tsuge in Ashikita Village, Kumamoto. Being first born in his family, he was expected to continue the family business and so specialized in tea during his studies in the Public Agricultural University in Kumamoto prefecture. At the age of 20, he returned home to start his tea career.

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