Deep Steamed Kabusecha
Deep Steamed Green Tea, Loose Leaf (FukamushiCha)
Kabusecha is grown in the shade under fine mesh nets (kabuse) similar to Gyokuro and is machine harvested like Sencha. This superb green tea's leaves are very fragrant in the first opened package and have a very complex taste that will appeal to green tea lovers. When warm it is full flavored, mildly astringent and slightly strong. But as the liquid cools floral hints appear and the astringency lessens considerably. The second infusion offers an interesting earthiness. Deep steamed Kabusecha is a rewarding Japanese green tea.
- 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
- Makes approximately 45 to 50 servings of tea
First Infusion: Add 1 gram of tea per 100 ml of fresh water, or about one tablespoon per potful. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one minute.
Second Infusion: Brew with the same temperature water as the first infusion but for only a few seconds. Please note that the caffeine content of Japanese green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping.
Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. For a healthy and invigorating refreshment in hot weather chill the liquid in your refrigerator/freezer to the desired temperature or pour over ice. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.
About Deep Steamed Green Tea (FukamushiCha)
During processing deep steamed green tea is steamed approximately one minute longer than regular Japanese green tea. This sounds like a simple procedure, but actually it takes great skill and knowledge, such that most tea companies in Japan are unable to do it. Deep steaming causes tea leaves to lose their "leaf" shape and become separated. That makes this tea appear more powdery than others. When brewed, it often results in the thick-rich and dark green color liquid. The wet tea leaves may look mushy. Please do not be deceived by this appearance.