Traditional Recipe | Japanese teas are plucked in four periods during the growing season. While the coarse leaf is used for the ‘Bancha’ grade, the precious smaller ‘shadow tea’ leaves and veins pruned from the ‘Gyokuro’ bushes are processed into cold-stone-ground ‘Matcha’ and reshaped into twigs to become the needle-shaped KOKEICHA KARIGANE.
This traditional ‘Small Leaves & Twigs Tea’ carries a pleasant-mild ‘Matcha Style’ infusion and is sweeter, less herb-like tasting than the larger ‘Bancha’ leaf. To lightly sweeten consider Rock Candy Crystals or our popular Oregon Tea Honeys # 88005.
Theine (caffeine) content: Medium | Gift Tin Packaging
Ingredients: Custom-shaped Matcha, Thea sinensis twigs from whole leaf green tea leaves from Japan.
Suggested Water Temperature: 170 F – Suggested Infusion Time: 3 Minutes.
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Let it cool down for 2 minutes. Warm up your tea pot by rinsing it with hot water. Fill one teaspoon per 6 oz cup of this Green Tea tea into the preheated tea pot or preferred cup. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse 3 Minutes and serve. Remove infuser or pour your tea into another tea-pot or thermos carafe. Using an infuser or ‘Permanent Tea Filter’ for your cup or pot makes it easy to separate the leaves from the beverage after steeping. Most customers like to prepare another infusion with the same leaves.
Culinary notes: Because of its fresh and lighter green tea character this Green Tea is offered as a choice with light foods, vegetarian, macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits and lighter French cheese selections. Suitable as High Tea Selection.
Tea Station & Tea Fountain Custom Designer Blend. Mature Estate Quality.
We started creating client and custom blends like this one under our European TEA STATION label in 1975. Since 1997 our traditional tea blend designs and tisanes are also known and sold in the United States. For over 40 years the Top Quality and reasonable pricing of our special creations make them very popular selections for tea connoisseurs and clients in the Culinary Industry.
To see and explore the original roasted version # 1307 JAPAN GREEN TEA FANCY ‘KOKICHA KARIGANE ROASTED’ Small Veins tea that we carry please click here.