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Fukamushi Kabuse Asuka 2022 (Organic)

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A high-grade deep steamed organic kabuse green tea umami rich with lasting sweetness.

The 2022 harvest is particularly rich in comparison to the 2021 harvest, with strong umami notes of spinach and cooked vegetables.

The 2022 harvest is particularly rich in comparison to the 2021 harvest, with strong umami notes of spinach and cooked vegetables. What makes this tea truly shines is what comes after, as the tea coats the mouth, causing a sweet salivation on the tongue and sides of the mouth. This lingering sweetness stays for not just seconds but even a minute after drinking, with notes of lychee, green apple and mangosteen, transforming to more vegetal cucumber sweetness in later brews.  

This tea is also more resilient than the 2021 harvest, able to brew up to 4-5 times keeping its beautiful emerald colored liquor throughout. 

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This is a special kabusecha that is made in the fukamushi (深蒸し) style – a deep steamed processing method.

Kabusecha is a type of tea of which plants are shaded for about a week before tea leaves are picked. The word “kabuse” in Japanese means to cover. Our Asuka is shaded for 7-10 days prior to plucking. This process increases levels of chlorophyll, the amino acid theanine (a psychoactive mind relaxant) as well as caffeine.

Shortly after picking, the leaf is heated in using steam to stop oxidation. Chiran Farm applies the Fukamushi method to steam the leaf for a full minute or longer, rather than lightly steaming (called asamushi, 浅蒸し), which is often steamed less than 30 seconds. This softens the tea leaves significantly and shapes a different taste – it reduces any raw grassy taste or astringency in the finished tea, for a richer and sweeter cup with greater body, robust taste, smoother mouthfeel and a beautiful deeper emerald green color in its liquor.

Generally, it is not easy to find good Fukamushi Kabuse that is also ORGANIC. This tea from the organic Chiran farm, which was first founded by Shizuji in the early Taisho era. With fiver generations of tea growing experience, the family shifted to organic farming in 1998. They specialize in the production of tea without using chemical pesticides or fertilizers, through their homemade fermented fertilizers made from live bacteria. They also utilize insects for natural propagation and birds as for pest eating pests.

When drinking this tea, you feel the deep steamed tea leaf boldly unfolds its nutty and woody umami taste. You can feel the nourishment of the organic farm land, where the cycle of nature, from microbe to birds, have contributed to it’s making.

 

This is a special kabusecha that is made in the fukamushi (深蒸し) style – a deep steamed processing method.

Kabusecha is a type of tea of which plants are shaded for about a week before tea leaves are picked. The word “kabuse” in Japanese means to cover. Our Asuka is shaded for 7-10 days prior to plucking. This process increases levels of chlorophyll, the amino acid theanine (a psychoactive mind relaxant) as well as caffeine.

Shortly after picking, the leaf is heated in using steam to stop oxidation. Chiran Farm applies the Fukamushi method to steam the leaf for a full minute or longer, rather than lightly steaming (called asamushi, 浅蒸し), which is often steamed less than 30 seconds. This softens the tea leaves significantly and shapes a different taste – it reduces any raw grassy taste or astringency in the finished tea, for a richer and sweeter cup with greater body, robust taste, smoother mouthfeel and a beautiful deeper emerald green color in its liquor.

Generally, it is not easy to find good Fukamushi Kabuse that is also ORGANIC. This tea from the organic Chiran farm, which was first founded by Shizuji in the early Taisho era. With fiver generations of tea growing experience, the family shifted to organic farming in 1998. They specialize in the production of tea without using chemical pesticides or fertilizers, through their homemade fermented fertilizers made from live bacteria. They also utilize insects for natural propagation and birds as for pest eating pests.

When drinking this tea, you feel the deep steamed tea leaf boldly unfolds its nutty and woody umami taste. You can feel the nourishment of the organic farm land, where the cycle of nature, from microbe to birds, have contributed to it’s making.

Collection

Curious – Approach this tea with an open mind, and it will lead you to places unseen.

Origin

Japan

Size

100g w/ compostable bag, 100g w/ reuseable tin, 50g w/ compostable bag, 50g w/ reusable tin

Types

Green, Kabusecha

Tea Profile

Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Chiran Farm, Kagoshima, Japan
Picking: 2022 Spring 1st Flush
Processing: Fukamushi
Tasting Notes: spinach, cooked vegetables upfront; green apple, mangosteen lingering sweet salivation
Chá Qì: uplifting energy

Production Method
Harvest only one core and three leaves from 1st flush, shaded for 7 to 10 days prior to plucking in order to increase the amount of amino acids, and therefore retain a sweet taste and a pleasant aftertaste.

Brewing Method

5g tea to 150ml water

1st brew: 65C, 40 sec

2nd brew: 70C, 20 sec

3rd brew: 75C, 20 sec

 

* We recommend to preheat the teapot by rinsing it with heated water before you put the tea in.

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