Gokubo Fukamushi Kukicha (First Flush), Japanese Green Tea
This is a fukamushi (deep steamed) kukicha from the Makinohara district of Shizuoka, Japan. The tea gardens of Makinohara are famous for producing some of the best kukicha and this batch is quite nice. Kukicha is noted for its smooth mouth feel and refreshing character. The natural sweetness of kukicha comes from the stems and in this case the 1st flush tender stems that have a high content of tea polysaccharides. Our Gokubo has a smooth and refreshing flavor with a nice balance of umami, sweet and deep green flavors. It is less sharp than most sencha and can be brewed with a bit hotter water. This grade of Kukicha is also good for 24 hour and 36 hour cold brew.
Water: 165°F / Leaves: 2 Tablespoons per 8 ounces / First infusion: 1 minute 30 seconds / Second Infusion: Fill teapot two thirds of the way with 165°F water and decant immediately / Ingredients: Green tea. / Origin: Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.