INFORMATION: To produce this Kyobancha the grower harvests the coarser mature leaves, along with the leaf stalks and stems, in both March and October of each year. The leaf material is then lightly steamed, and then either sun dried or machine dried depending on the weather. Once sufficiently dried the leaf material is then put away into storage and allowed to age at room temperature for a prolonged period of time.
When a batch of this tea is requested by us the grower takes a selection of aged leaves out of storage and undertakes a final processing stage which involves visual inspection of the leaf material, some sorting, and blending. The taste of this Kyobancha is clean, smooth, sweet and refreshing. It's a very comforting Japanese green tea that promotes good health and well-being and is also very low in caffeine. It's the type of tea you can casually sip on throughout the day and will simply never interfere with your daily routine. It's also very easy to brew, and pairs well with food, so if that is what you are looking for it's an absolutely excellent choice!
1. Put water in kettle (2 liters) and bring it to boil.
2. Place the tea leaves into the kettle (20g) and boil for 5 to 6 minutes to bring out flavor.
3. Serve equally into each tea cup until the final drop is poured.