Kabusecha is a steamed, Japanese green tea which is shaded for 10 days before harvesting to increase the amino acid content of the tea leaves, which in turn creates a delicate, umami flavour. This tea is from the mountainous region of Kagoshima prefecture where the highly esteemed tea gardens are tended without the addition of pesticides or chemical fertilisers. A pleasant, elegant shade tea from the mountainous region of Kagoshima Prefecture. Shaded for 10 days. An elegant tea which sits comfortably between fresh, grassy senchas and the intensive umami of gyokuros.
Flavour profile: fresh, elegant, umami, sweet, juicy
location Makizono, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture
harvest Spring 2022
time 1m – 90s – 3m +