Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tea Review: Kumamoto Kamairicha (Yunomi/Furyu)

Advent Tea Calendar Day 6

Kumamoto Kamairicha
Furyu/Yunomi
Type: Green
Origin: Japan, Kumamoto Prefecture, Ashikita
Product Description: Kamairicha is made by heating the leaves in a pan, unlike most Japanese green tea made by steaming.

Tea used for this specific kamairicha is grown in the town of Ashikita, Kumamoto Prefecture, a rare tea producing region. Sourcing from the first tea field located in this area, the tea is grown with no pesticide.


Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have a savory broth-like aroma with notes of aged wood and nuts.

The light golden green infusion has a buttery, nutty, and sweet green aroma with a mellow,  toasty, buttery, and nutty taste.

This tea was mellow, toasty, and buttery throughout three infusions with only a slight loss in flavor and aroma.  




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