Japanese lemongrass tea that comes from the gardens of Mr. Katahira, a tea farmer who produced limited amounts of tea in a very traditional way. For this tea he used a blend of Okuyutaka and Zairai, the wild Japanese varietal and combined it with lemongrass that he also grows himself. Kamairi Cha is processed differently from other Japanese teas in that its leaves are pan-fried rather than steamed like the majority of Japanese green teas. You can tell immediately by looking at the wet leaves as they are more whole and separate easily. This tea surprises you with a highly aromatic, citrusy and persistent cup that is fruity, silky, full and creamy, and for its ability to handle more infusions than most steam-dried teas.
Origin: Tsuge, Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan
Harvest: Ichibancha, Spring, 2018
Color of liquor: greenish yellow
Aroma: lemongrass, marine
Flavor: lemongrass, silky, gently roasted, buttery, mineral
Temperature: 80º c
Steeping Time: 1min; 1,5min; 2,5min...