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Karigane Kukicha

asparagus, seaweed, umami

Nishikawa Farm - Uji, Japan

$ 45.00

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Varietal: Gokou Varietal
Elevation: 200 meters
Oxidation: Unoxidized
Production: Shaded Grown, Hand Harvested, Steamed
Caffeine: Medium 

For those just entering into an appreciation of Gyokuro green teas, there is no better teacher than Karigane Kukicha. Made from stems of the highest-grade Gyokuro, grown shaded with wara (river weeds) and nourished by the Ujita River, this tea captures the varietal’s famed essence at a fraction of the cost. The award-winning Nishikawa nursery in Kyoto hand harvested this batch in Spring 2015, and only a small quantity is available. Please be attentive when steeping—a water temperature above 150° F will corrupt its brothy, sweet-savory flavor.

Precision and care are the hallmarks of this tea—a fitting gift for method-minded tea drinkers.

Steeping Guidelines:
4g | 8oz. @ 170˚F | 1 minute
Use a glass or porcelain teapot. Drain completely and serve. 
Please re-infuse 5 or more times. 
Serves 35  8oz. cups per 1oz. of whole leaf tea

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