Welcome the 2021 new tea season with our flagship product. A kabuse fukamushicha (Shaded, deep-steamed green tea.) This tea is shaded for 7-10 days before plucking to retain its deep green color of the leaves and liquor and lots of theanine which creates the tea’s umami flavor characteristic. Fukamushicha deep-steaming creates leaves that are noncontinuous and less like the needle shape sencha is known for. This also creates sediment in the bottom of your cup that retains non-water-soluble vitamins and minerals.
All of our tea comes from fields that are Rainforest Alliance certified and free of pesticides due in part to our use of IPM farming methods and the use of our Hurricane King which uses the force of wind and water to blow away pests while preserving the local ecosystem. We believe that what is good for nature is good for the people.
Recommended brewing instructions:
– Pour water into your teacups and let them cool a little
– Put tea into teapot (4-5 grams, or about 1 tablespoon per person.) Pour hot water from cups into pot when the temperature has reached 80 to 90°C (170-190°F)
– Wait for 20 to 30 seconds. Swing gently 4 to 5 times then pour evenly into cups. Make sure to shake out every last drop.
Note: Higher temperatures make tea bitter.