Guricha is different from Sencha both in appearance and taste. This tea benefits from a specific process that creates a tea similar in appearance to the pan-fired teas of China. Guricha is steamed and fashioned into “comma” shaped leaves by omitting the final kneading process.
Origin: Ureshino, Saga
Harvest: First Flush 2010
Aromatic leaves brew a milder and less astringent cup than a typical Sencha.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 3oz boiled
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 rounded teaspoon
Steeping: 60 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec