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Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Tea Where to Buy: Momo Cha Fine Teas Tea Description: Kabusecha, the little sister of Gyokuro, is grown half covered for the last week before harvest which intensifies its sweet components and eliminates any bitterness.  ‘Kabusecha‘ literally means ‘covered tea’ and the leaves do resemble Gyokuro’s emerald green. The taste points in the same direction as well so it makes a great everyday tea for Gyokuro lovers. Its numerous health benefits are only one of the reasons to enjoy it. Brewing guidelines for Kabusecha amount of tea / water temperature / brewing time Use 1 teaspoon per Read More

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Yamane-en: Sugabou, Gyokuro Karigane Houjicha Green Tea from Yunomi

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Yunomi Tea Description: Stems of high grade tea is called karigane 雁音. By roasting these stems in an iron pot, it becomes Karigane Houjicha. This particular product uses gyokuro tea stems from Uji, Kyoto. This karigane houjicha is roasted in an iron pot over strong heat. Only the surface of the stems are roasted, retaining the flavor of the tea itself, because the inner part of the stem is not roasted. Both the strong aroma and taste of tea can be enjoyed. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: When I first Read More

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Gyokuro Green Tea from Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf Tea Description: Gyokuro is matured under full shade for three weeks and has an aroma of orange blossoms.  With savory and earthy tones this tea also has the memories of nori with a faint whisper of french beans and cucumbers.  Gyokuro is an exceptional tea that demands a unique brewing method to reach its full potential.  Using a lower water temperature is key.  Use water between 120 F and 140 F when brewing.  Use 1 to 2 grams of tea per ounce of water and let the tea steep for Read More

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Snowflake Gyokuro Green Tea from 52Teas

Please take a moment to visit my Kickstarter Campaign to Take Over 52Teas!  Please help me achieve my goal and make this dream of mine a reality! Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Zoomdweebies Tea Description: For our first Fifth Monday blend since we changed our subscription plans, we’ve created a delicately flavored Gyokuro. Gyokuro (or “jade dew”) is one of the highest quality Japanese green teas available. It is grown in the shade for approximately three weeks before harvesting, resulting in a richer, sweeter cup that is unparalleled in flavor. We have given this sacred tea a healthy dose Read More

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Organic Kukicha Green Tea from Aiya

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy:  Aiya Tea Description: Nothing is wasted as the stems are thoroughly removed from organically grown Gyokuro and Sencha. Not only will you enjoy the sweet aroma and crisp flavor with refreshing aftertaste, you will also be drinking the most environmentally friendly tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Having previously tried and reviewed Aiya’s conventionally grown Kukicha – and loving that – I was pretty sure I’d like this Organic Kukicha Green Tea from Aiya as well.   I have enough confidence in this company to know that whatever I Read More