The nice thing about loose leaf teas is that you can choose your favorite amount to brew your teas.  Loose leaf tea is a good buy.  And you can   experiment with different quantities to decide what level suits you.

If the tea leaves include powder or crushed leaves, we recommend to brewing at a shorter time.

If the tea leaf colors are yellowish green, it may be deeper steamed than standard.  Then you can brew the tea with shorter time, too.

If the tea leaves are hard and tight, you may take a longer time at a higher water temperature to brew.

If you want to brew only one cup, we recommend to use little more tea leaves (4-5g/0.14-0.18 oz).  This way, you can also enjoy the 2nd and 3rd infusions.

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Gyokuro Chameijin – Shibushi, Kagoshima

US$28.67
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Sakamoto-san, the farmer of this gyokuro tea, changes cultivars and blends every year for each product.

And this is the best tea made with his 5 senses.  Tea leaves were processed with much care and gently, and sealed in flavor at his tea factory so you get the most when you brew.

Please enjoy the best tastes with the tea master, Sakamoto-san.

Gyokuro Wakamusha – Shibushi, Kagoshima

US$20.71
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Sakamoto’s tea is constinuously evolving.  Gyokuro “Wakamusha” is made with only the variety Okumidori this season.
Umami flavor fills your mouth when you drink and lingers.  It tastes like Japanese rich soup stock.

Gyokuro Sasahime – Shibushi, Kagoshima

US$15.93
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If you haven’t tried gyokuro, we recommend this tea to you.

This tea is made by saemidori cultivar this season.  It is sweet, has a lot of umami flavor, and is an easy to drink, mouthwatering tea.

 

Gyokuro Chamusume – Shibushi, Kagoshima

US$12.74
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Gyokuro Chamusume is reasonably priced, and very tasty and very easy to drink.  The umami taste spreads on your tongue.  Enjoy the elegant after taste, too.  This tea is usually sold out before the next season, and we are happy to offer Chamusume to you.  Please try it.

 

Visee – Ishizuchi Kurocha Yokomineji – Post-Fermented Tea – Loose Leaf

US$10.20
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Ishizuchi Kurocha Yokomineji is a limited tea that was fermented and matured in the hermitage of Yokomine-ji, the 60th temple of the 88 Shikoku pilgrimage sites.  The environment is the closest to Ishizuchi Village where Ishizuchi Kurocha has long been produced.  Enjoy its strong sour taste and refreshing clean aftertaste.

Miyazaki Sabo – Three Year Bancha

US$8.86
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Enjoy this tea from a kettle of boiling water, not with kyusu, for this three year Bancha. Tea stems with leaves grown more than 3 years that were harvested in late autumn and winter, at the highest sugar content level. Then, carefully hand-selected stems are one by one dried and fired with wood. May the firewood aroma bring serenity to your mind.

Visee – Ishizuchi Kurocha – Post-Fermented Tea – Loose Leaf

US$10.20
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Ishizuchi Kurocha is a fermented tea with lactic acid bacteria and has been produced in Ishizuchi mountainous areas since ancient times.  This tea is processed with a traditional method carried over more than 400 years, and all processes are by our handwork.  Enjoy the unique clear and sour taste.
The same tea leaves can be brewed up to 5 cups.

Goishicha – Post-Fermented Tea – Loose Leaf – Otoyo, Kochi

US$9.94
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Goishicha is one of four post-fermented teas in Japan.  2 stage fermentation develops lactic acids that give you natural sour tastes.

The name of goishicha comes from the fact that the scene of drying leaves after the 2nd fermentation is looked like Go stones.  The amount of lactic acid bacteria in Goishicha has more than that of Pu-erh tea.

Goishicha is a registered trademark of Otoyo-cho Goishicha Cooperative.

Miyazaki Sabo – Oolong Tea – Spring Harvest – Single Cultivar – Minamisayaka

US$11.34
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Have you ever tried Japanese oolong tea?

If not, we recommend this tea to taste.  The leaves are greenish, like Japanese green tea and Chinese oolong tea.

Minamisayaka, the cultivar developed in Miyazaki, Kyushu Island, gives you sweet and milky fragrance like gardenia.

Once you drink it, you will be surrounded by the flower fragrance for a few hours.

Gyokuro Kiwami – Shibushi, Kagoshima

US$22.30
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Gyokuro Kiwami is one rank higher than Chameijin. Please enjoy the sweet aroma and a gentle, rich flavor that envelops astringency and bitterness. Made from the “Haruto 34” cultivar that has less astringent catechins and more umami amino acids than “Saemidori”.

Miyazaki Sabo – Kuki Hōjicha

US$5.16
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This Kuki Hōjicha is carefully selected stems from Kamairicha, and roasted. Enjoy both pan parched flavor of Kamairicha and roasted flavor of Hōjicha. Great aroma and refreshing taste. Received the Emperor’s Trophy, Minister of Agriculture Forestry Award.

Miyazaki Sabo – Kamairicha – Yabukita

US$11.34
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Kamairicha – Yabukita is used only first harvest leaves from trees which provide the best taste and fragrance on our farm. Slowly processed young buds with lower temperatures and bring out the fresh leaf flavor and sweetness. This tea was served at the coffee break of the G7 Agriculture Ministers meeting in Japan in 2023.

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