Monday, August 14, 2017

Tea Review: Kesennuma Kuwacha (Kesennuma Kuwacha Eitoku)

Kesennuma Kuwacha (Mulberry Leaf Tea Powder)
Kesennuma Kuwacha
Type: Tisane
Origin: Japan, Miyagi Prefecture, Kesennuma
Product Description: The leaves of mulberry that are used for Kesennuma Kuwa Cha are ones that are grown, chemical-free, by contracted farmers in the Shishiori area in the city of Kesennuma, and in the town of Minamisanriku.

The tea leaves are plucked in the morning and refined, avoiding nutrient loss. The end product features a delicate sweetness and is deep green in color.


Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 1 teaspoon
Water Volume: 6 ounces

The dry power has a bright green, herbaceous aroma.

Prepared Hot: The infusion is opaque and bold avocado green in color. The aroma is sweet and reminds me slightly of freshly piled tree leaves. The taste is mild and sweet with green vegetal notes.

Prepared Cold: Made with ice cold water, the infusion looks the same as when it's prepared hot. The aroma is sweeter and less herbaceous, reminding me slightly of matcha. The taste reminded me of green veggie juice.

This tisane has an enjoyable mild flavor and aroma when served hot or cold.  If you find that the flavor is bit too strong, reduce the powder to half a teaspoon. 




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