This one has been a long time coming, I’ve missed Japanese green teas dearly. From what I’ve read, this is sort of in between a sencha and a gyokuro because it’s shade-grown for a shorter period of time than gyokuro. It’s light and of course vegetal, with notes of citrus, cream and a little bit of sweetness. Delicious.
Origin: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Like the famed gyokuro, the tea known as kabuse-cha is shade grown—but for a shorter amount of time. This process creates a tea with the freshness of sencha and the richness of gyokuro. This particular tea comes from the famed Uji region outside of Kyoto. Enjoy its deep, mildly sweet flavor and vibrant green color.
per ounce: 6-8
Water: 176 F / 6 oz
Steeping: 1-1.5 minutes