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Roasted Japanese Green Tea

From Wazuka, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture, Honshu Island Japan


This tea is organically grown! Low in caffeine!

Large fully open auburn to olive leaves, due to the absent rolling process during production, giving a light roasted aroma with notes of wood and earth. The damp leaf, with a darker look and subtle smoky aroma and a sweetness. The tea soup is a light brown with clarity. To taste, a light, soft texture in the mouth, with light, warming roasted flavour with a pleasing sweetness and touch of smokiness.

Harvested & processed by Mr Nakai & family. The tea has been grown from unshaded cultivation of mixed cultivar and harvested in late March'19. Then undergone light steaming, drying and roasting processes.

During the roasting process the leaves are subjected to high temperatures which withdraws the majority of caffeine present in the leaves.

Wazuka is a tea town in the southeastern area of Kyoto Prefecture. Wazuka has been a tea growing location since the Kamakura period as a main producer following Uji tea processing methods. It thought that the Kaijūsen-ji temple introduced tea to the area and Zen Buddhist monk, Shonin Jishin was the first to cultivate tea on Mt Jubu and then in Wazuka.

Brew Guide Per Cup:

Preheat the brewing vessel & cups.

Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)

Water 85-90*c // 300ml

Brew time 2-3 minutes

Reinfuse leaves 2 / 3 times to personal taste.