Organic Kurasawa Kabuse Sencha; Kirishima, Kagoshima, 50g 2023 1st Harvest


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Organic Kurasawa Kabuse Sencha - 2023 1st Harvest
Origin: Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
Cultivar: Kurasawa
Kabuse (literally "covered") teas represent a growing technique where the tea plants are shaded for a period prior to harvest. This includes Gyokuro, but Gyokuro is shaded longer (3-4 weeks,) and more completely than a Kabuse Sencha, which might be shaded for a week or two at most, allowing it to occupy a space between Sencha and Gyokuro. This Kurasawa Kabuse Sencha infuses to a golden-light green hue with a faint aroma of marine air. Medium-bodied, but soft, the astringency level starts out low and expands in later infusions with some grassier notes.

Kirishima is located in the center of Kagoshima Prefecture between Kinko Bay to the south and the Kirishima Mountains to the north bordering Miyazaki Prefecture. Organic tea production in the area has increased in recent years.

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