Tasting Notes - Kukicha "Karigane or Bocha"


Classification: Kukicha (Karigane/Bocha) – Organically grown green tea

Cultivar: Yabukita

Origin: Japan, Shizuoka prefecture

Grade: Stem tea made from high quality Sencha/Gyokuro with about 10% of leaves

Leaf: Light yellow and neon green soft stems, shiny, sleek and tiny in appearance releasing an aroma of sweet blossoms mixed with heavy vegetal under tones.

Infused leaf: Bright, neon green stalks, perfectly even with notes of broccoli and garden peas.

Liquor: Very sweet fragrant liquor, with strong umami/kelpy flavour gently followed by sweet peas, broccoli and freshly mown grass, well balanced with no astringency. Delicious tea for any time of day.

 

 

About: Kukicha "Karigane or Bocha" is a same tea made of stems from high quality grade teas such as Sencha or Gyokuro. To obtain the stems, workers use a special pair of small scissors to trim off the first several centimeters of stem from below the leaf. The stems are naturally low in caffeine and gives a very sweet and less astringent taste to the tea. This kukicha is very similar to Sencha, but it is sweeter, less astringent and less umami tasting. You can also enjoy this tea brewed with cold water.