Our Guricha is earthy, marine, and lightly vegetal with a full body and a very faint tannic aftertaste. The aromatic leaves brew a milder and less astringent cup than a typical Sencha. This is an excellent tea with a unique flavor and an emerald cup color.\
Most Japanese green teas are steamed to prevent oxidation so they retail their fresh green color and flavor. While Guricha is indeed steamed, it also benefits from a specific manufacturing process that creates a tea similar in appearance to the pan-fired teas of China. Guricha is steamed and fashioned into "comma" shaped leaves by omitting the final kneading process.
- Origin: Ureshino, Saga
- Harvest: First Flush 2019
- Cultivar: Yabukita
Ingredients: Green tea