Karigane tea is a tea made out of the stems and veins of the tea leaves and is a by-product of making Gyokuro and Sencha. However, this “by-product” is nothing to mock. The stems , and Theanin is the amino acid that adds the aroma, the sweet flavor, and the calming effect of tea. In short, stems are a gold mine for all of the healthy goodness that is included in great Sencha.
High Quality Karigane Tea
Our superior grade Karigane is made from high quality Sencha stems, and contains a beautiful bitter and sweet balance (leaning heavy on the sweet side).
This is an everyday tea, and is a favorite amongst those who like the tanginess of Sencha, but love the sweetness of Gyokuro. Highly recommended for those who value great value, taste-wise and price wise.
Amount: 100g (3.52oz)
Container: Matabay Bag
Prepare as if you were preparing Sencha. Use 2g to 3g of tea per serving (7g to 8g for a serving of 3, and 4g if you are brewing for 1), and use hot water (180ml (6.09oz) of water for 3 cups) that is cooled to 70℃ (158ºF) to 80℃ (176ºF) for the best results. Brew time is between 80 to 100 seconds.
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