Shira-ore is the term used for kukicha, or leaf stem tea, in the Kyushu region (the southernmost major island of Japan). This shira-ore from the Yame-based farm, Kurihara Tea, was taken from early spring harvests of Kurihara-san's tea fields.
Name: Imperial Shira-ore Stem Tea
Japanese name: 極上白折
Ingredients: Green tea
Cultivar: Yabukita blend
Region: Yabemura, Yame, Fukuoka
Notes: Machine harvested from the tea fields of the Kurihara family farm.
Name: Kurihara Seicha Ltd. - Kippei, Yuji, and Akio Kurihara (Father and sons)