Shincha Kabusecha Organic - 25g
This tea is produced from the okumidori cultivar.
The leaves are covered 1 to 2 weeks during cultivation, as indicated by the name "kabuse" tea, deriving from the verb kabuseru (to cover). Kabusecha is categorized as a tea between high quality sencha and gyokuro.
By limiting the amount of sunlight that comes into direct contact with the leaves during the tea plant's growth period, we can minimalize the chemical conversion of naturally occurring amino acids (in this case theanine) into catechin. As a consequence of this style of cultivation, the tea's astringency is suppressed and umami is brought out when brewed.
The tea's green liquor is also very bright and pretty