A light, refreshing, focusing tea. Our Sencha Karigane is a green tea from Japan. This tea has a mild, sweet taste and a wonderful fresh aroma.
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Tea Name : Sencha Karigane [blended]
Origin : Cooperative farmers in Uji and Wazuka
Size : 30 to 60 hectare per farm.
Harvest Time :The middle and end of first harvest of the year. (Middle to end of May)
Cultivar : 'Yabukita' & 'Okumidori'
Plucking standard : Machine trimmed, Shaded 3 to 7 days before harvesting.
Steaming : 30-60 seconds
[The exact timing will depend on the condition of new growth]
Kneading : 1.5 hours or more.
Shaping : 1 hour.
Drying : 1 hour.
Experience : A mild, sweet tea with a wonderfully fresh aroma.
How to prepare [kyusu]
Amount of tea per serving (200 ml): 5g (one tea caddy spoon / 2 teaspoons)
Temperature of water: 80℃ / 176℉ (boil kettle, cool for 40 seconds)
Infusion time: 1 - 1.5 minutes as desired
Number of infusions: 3
How to enjoy: No milk, no sugar
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Sencha Karigane [blended] Tea Grade: Our Sencha Karigane [blended] is made using high quality sencha. It is from the Ichibancha or first flush harvest, the first of the year, taking place in early Spring. This crop is richer in aromas than later teas and more highly prized.
Sencha Karigane [blended] Tea Origin: This Sencha Karigane [blended] is made using the stems and veins of the highest-quality Sencha. Karigane stems are rich in Theanine, which is found in Gyokuro and Matcha grown under shades twenty to thirty days before the harvest. This higher concentration of Theanine gives the tea a sweeter and less bitter flavour than standard Sencha.
Sencha Karigane [blended] Tea Flavour: This tea makes a translucent, bright yellowy-green liquor. It has a gentle refreshing aroma. The mild taste is sweet with very little bitterness. Sencha Karigane [blended] is ideal starting point for those who are new to green tea, as well as providing a different, lighter experience for those more accustomed to the profile of Japanese green tea.