Japan: Shaded Yabukita Houjicha
100% Yabukita, two week shaded and picked late in the spring consisting of stems and coarse leaves. This is the roasted version of Karigane and is considered a staple in every Japanese home. Produced by a sixth century tea family that specializes in growing only kabuse sencha. Shaded Yabukita Houjicha. Spring 2016
Robust, malty, smokey, sweet caramel after taste.
20 x 5g for 100g
5g loose tea leaves
Water temperature 195F (90C)
Steep time 60s
Resteep 4-5 times