Kukicha Sencha

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Size
 Producer:

Otsuka Tea Gardens

Varietal:
Yabukita
Season: May 2019
Region:

Higashiyama, Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture

Country: Japan

 

Otherwise known as 'stem tea', Kukicha consists of the stalks of the tea plant. This particular tea is known as a Karigane Kukicha, due to it being made from the stalks and stems of higher grade Gyokuru tea leaves. These leaves are from the first harvest of the season and are considered the finest in terms of quality. In fact it is rare to find such a high quality Kukicha that has not bee kept by the producers themselves.

The tea is produced by the renowned Otsuka Tea Company in Kakegawa, Japan. Their gardens are located in the shadow of Mt Fuji and so benefit from the mineral rich soil at its base. Otsuka have been growing on this land since the Edo period.

Expect notes of ripe mango from the tea, with rich umami flavours and a pleasant vegetal note. An excellent example of Kukicha.

WESTERN BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

3g

Water Volume:

400ml

Temperature:

70°C

Brew Time:

2 mins 
Infusions:

4

 

GONGFU BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

3g

Water Volume:

150ml

Temperature:

70°C

Brew Time:

0.5 mins 
Infusions:

7

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday from our teahouse and shop in Newcastle. We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day.

Local Delivery

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Orders below £15: £3 delivery charge

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2-3 days

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2-3 days

Local Pickup Free 1-2 days

 

If you have any concerns about your order, please don't hesitate to contact us at: info@estateteaco.co.uk.

Local pickup is only available from our shop in Heaton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

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Our Tea Caddies

Our tea caddies are completely plastic free and made from recyclable aluminium. They feature a resealable screw lid that ensures your tea is kept at optimum freshness!

Plastic Free Packaging

We use plant based plastic pouches called cellulose inside our caddies and refill bags. These act as the perfect barrier to keep your tea fresh, but break down in just 12 weeks!

Packed By Hand

We carefully pack all of our teas by hand in the UK to ensure the highest level of quality control. Our packaging is also manufactured in the UK.

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