Green Tea (Loose Leaf) With Stems
Karigane Sencha is similar to Kukicha (Green Tea Stems) except that more tea leaf remains on each stem instead of very little for Kukicha. It offers a full bodied, well rounded tasting liquid with a little more astringency than Kukicha. The complex taste begs the drinker to imbibe more. The second steeping results in a very pleasant mellow taste without any bitterness and with a lovely aroma.
- 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 40 seconds.
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 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.