Tea Farmer Shinichi Kihara: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems

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Net Weight: 80g / 2.82 oz / 2018
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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. 


  • Name: Naturally Grown Karigane Premium Tea Leaf Stems
  • Cultivar:
  • Cultivation & Processing Notes
    • No pesticides, no fertilizers used in cultivation.
    • A blend of leaf and leaf stems filtered from shaded leaves.
    • Steaming: 
  • Harvest: Spring
  • Region: Biwa Uji, Uji City, Kyoto


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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