Gyokuro Karigane (Kukicha)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Honeysuckle, Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal, Asparagus, Beany, Butter, Chestnut
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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  • “Tea Swap Sample Woah. I wasn’t expecting such a sweet grassy flavor as this. I love that the Gyokuro provides the vegetal taste that usually makes Gyokuro a unique tea in itself; however, there’s a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve had a couple of gyokuros now, so I at least am establishing a baseline for what these taste like. This one was a little odd. There was a bit of a metallic, tannic taste that reminded me of a...” Read full tasting note
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Karigane, Japanese for “cry of the wild goose”, is a creamy and sweet Japanese green tea blended with tender gyokuro tea leaves and stalks. Rich in umami, the pleasing vegetal liquor will intrigue your palate with a hint of hazelnut and fire roasted aspargus. Made only from the highest quality gyokuro stems available, Karigane is naturally low in caffeine and without bitterness. For those who enjoy the sophisticated taste of gyokuro but prefer something lighter, this tea is the value choice for everyday enjoyment. Usually brewed at least twice.

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Tea Swap Sample

Woah. I wasn’t expecting such a sweet grassy flavor as this. I love that the Gyokuro provides the vegetal taste that usually makes Gyokuro a unique tea in itself; however, there’s a nice honeysuckle note within the profile of this tea. I’m only starting to get into it, but this might be the rare green that can take a beating….

More to come later…?

Thank you Hoálatha :)

Flavors: Honeysuckle, Sweet, warm grass, Vegetal

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I’ve had a couple of gyokuros now, so I at least am establishing a baseline for what these taste like. This one was a little odd. There was a bit of a metallic, tannic taste that reminded me of a black tea. It’s a bit drying on the sides of the tongue, and there’s a hint of bitterness.

For the more dominant flavors, I’m getting chestnuts, asparagus, and buttery chickpeas.

Flavors: Asparagus, Beany, Butter, Chestnut

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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