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From the first harvest in Uji. Kabusecha is grown in the shade for 14~20 days before harvest under 45% shade, giving it characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. A sweeter, less grassy and more vegital, less astringent taste than regular sencha, it is a lovely green color with a clear, not-so-cloudy. A very pleasant, refreshing green tea. Brew as you would for sencha, not gyokuro.

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  • Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Easy Brewer!
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Uji
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
    • Shading
      Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
    • Steaming
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      77℃ (170℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
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  • Justin Earnest
    Nov 12, 2016, 00:44
    I am enjoying this as an everyday green tea. It's a very reasonably priced high-quality tea. It's a little more robust than sencha, which I like but not quite as strong as Gyokuro, so it's a really nice balance when you are looking for something with a lighter taste or something a little cheaper than Gyokuro.
  • Nick Hardersen
    Jul 31, 2014, 09:51
    Just had my first brew of this kabusecha and it is really, really great! Kabuse does not remind me at all of gyokuro. The flavor profiles are not alike. However, this tea is not expensive and tastes amazing. I will definitely be buying it again. Like the guidelines state, 170 is the ideal temperature!
  • Deborah Theseira
    Jun 27, 2014, 15:59
    I have not yet tried brewing gyokuro at home but it definitely has that rich, umami element present. Very nicely balanced with astringency to be refreshing. Light in colour and very easy to drink, my go-to green tea now. 
  • Peter Blackwell
    Jun 5, 2014, 15:55
    I was not reminded of gyokuro as others seem to have been.  I liked this tea, it was simple to brew and easy in flavor.  Nothing complex or particularly interesting; just decent tea for a good price.
    Mar 7, 2014, 20:02
    Just everyday tea. It has a hint of gyokuro but doesn't compare to gyokuro at all. Reasonable for the price. As for the tea itself, it is a nice green tea if you don't give a higher expectation of gyokuro. Easy to brew.
  • Paul Paro
    Sep 19, 2013, 12:00
    Great "Everyday" Tea Just purchased this, a great value compared to the sencha I was getting at the "big name" retailers. It's easy to brew correctly, and has a nice flavor. It's not as sweet as some of the gyokuros I've tried, which I'd prefer, but it's a great tea for when I'm at work and have only the electric kettle and distractions making me miss the clock sometime. Definitely going to be added to my shopping list!
  • Gina Buford
    Sep 18, 2013, 12:00
    I am new to drinking green tea and love this tea. I could not stand the box tea I was buying at my local store, I am so glad I found your company, great quality and service! I am anxious to try other teas on your site.

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