Kabusecha - Organic

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Score: 5.00. Votes: 13

This organic kabusecha green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Organic Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This 2016 version comes from the Yabukita clone and is medium steamed.  We consider this gem to be one of our best aquisitions of 2016, the aroma is unusually strong, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful.  Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

  • $14.08 USD
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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% Kirishima
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
    • Shading
      Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
    • Steaming
      Light to Medium
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • Organic
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      79℃ (175℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
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  • Andrew Lin
    Jan 4, 2017, 19:50
    Nice and fresh. Easy to brew; anywhere between 65 to 72 deg. C for starting temperature is good.
  • Harry Harris
    Oct 29, 2016, 05:42
    This is one of my favorite teas. Every sip provides a pleasant, understand buttery mouthfeel, fresh grass umami, and a hint of astringency at the end. it's a fantastic value. This is definitely a "green" green tea, but could serve as an everyday drinker. Brewed with ~300ml at 175F for 60sec/30/60 in a Fukamushi teapot.
  • George
    Jul 30, 2016, 18:56
    Great aroma with a mild grassy flavour. Highly recommended.
  • Dmitriy Pertsev
    Jun 12, 2016, 00:47
    Great tea. Tastes mild. Good price tag.
  • Semion Sucholutsky
    Apr 26, 2016, 05:59
    Very nice and fresh tea. For this price a great green tea.
  • John Usrey
    Apr 19, 2016, 03:16
    Great price and quality for top notch organic sencha. I purchase this product for three reasons: 1) It's organic, 2) It's a great price, 3) It's not as astringent and has less bite than some of the other varieties. I say this because I am a little burnt out on the Yutaka Midori varieties. This Kabusecha has a great mild mouthfeel without sacrificing flavor.
  • Kiran Evetts
    Apr 9, 2016, 02:09
    The tea is very delicate, so much so that at first I thought it was a little bit weak, but after adding slightly more leaf to less water, the tea is brilliant! Strong enough without being bitter. It is both sweet and buttery with pleasant grassy aromas. Definitley give it a try!
  • Izhak Koren
    Aug 5, 2015, 01:36
    Beautiful tea! I used alot of tea leaf, with little amount of water(just to cover tea leaves). And results are pretty impressive. First infusion is full of beautiful aroma, and great balance of sweetness and umami. After first infusion aroma is less strong, but taste sustains very well. Enjoyed the tea very much! (Sorry for my english)

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