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Kurihara Tea #04: Kabusecha Green Tea

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Kurihara Tea #04: Kabusecha Green Tea
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Note: Packages for most tea products will use Yunomi resealable bags or tins (with some exceptions where stated, click here to see info and photos).

Kabusecha tea is grown beneath shading, reducing about 85% of the sunlight. This allows the leaves to mature without obtaining bitterness like gyokuro. However, the period of shading is usually shorter, 10-14 days, allowing for a slightly more astringency than gyokuro and producing a tea with a refined balance.

NOTE: Please note that this product was previously called “Standard Gyokuro”, our translation of the Japanese term nettogyokuro 熱湯玉露 which means "hot water gyokuro". The product is now called a “Kabusecha” because it is now defined by the shading period (about 2 weeks) rather than the flavor.


NAME: Kabusecha Tea
INGREDIENTS: 100% Yamecha green tea leaves from Fukuoka Prefecture in Southern Japan
CULTIVATION NOTES: Machine harvested, shaded for 2 weeks
PROCESSING: Regular steaming
PRODUCER: Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons)
Kurihara Seicha Ltd.
4236 Kita Yabe, Yabe-mura, Yame-shi, Fukuoka Prefecture 834-1401, JAPAN
SIZE / # of FIELDS: About 3 hectares
ALTITUDE: 300 - 700 meters

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