Karigane Grade A – Shibushi, Kagoshima


Karigane tea came from Sakamoto Tea Farm in Kagoshima.  This year’s blend is stem of Yabukita, and Okumidori.

Enjoy the sweetness of karigane, stem tea produced from the trees for Gyokuro leaves. Stems have more than 2 times theanine than leaves.

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Product Name: Karigane – Upper Grade

Producer: Sakamoto Tea Farm

Type: Karigane

Cultivar: Yabukita, Okumidori

Origin: Shibushi, Kagoshima

Harvested: Spring

Net weight: 3.527 oz / 100 g x 1 pack

Style: Stem

Organic Certified: 1099 / 1038, Kagoshima Organic Agriculture Association, Japan

Taste: Sweet

Servings per Container: 25 servings

Farmer’s recommended way to brew for 1 cup:
-Leaf amount: 0.141 oz / 4 g
-Water temperature: 122 – 140 F / 50 – 60 C
-Water amount: 2.029 fl oz / 60 ml
-Infusion time: 2 min.

Brewing steps:
1. Use soft water
2. Boil water for 5 min. to take out air and chlorine
3. Adjust water temperature (transfer the water from one tea ware to another (ex. teapot to cup) is quick way to cool down water temperature. For this tea, transfer twice.)
4. Put 1 heaping teaspoon leaves into teapot
5. Pour the adjusted temperature water into teapot (1/3 cup water for 1 person) and put lid on teapot
6. Wait 2 min.
7. Pour the liquid from teapot into cup to the last drop

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