Organic Kabusecha

(2 customer reviews)

$5.75$37.25 (from $0.66/cup)

Shade-grown from the first flush of the year,  our Organic Kabusecha is exceptional.  This tea has a buttery sweet aroma with hints of cut grass. The beautiful light green liquor has a refreshingly sweet flavor with notes of cruciferous vegetables and a slightly astringent finish.

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2 reviews for Organic Kabusecha

  1. Chad

    What a fantastic tea!!!

    Great example of well made Japanese green tea, lots of flavor, buttery, good amount of umami but not too much and a great savory lingering aftertaste.

    The aroma is superb too and you can tell the tea is very fresh!

    Definitely recommend!
    For first steeping, I brewed a teaspoon Of tea in 145 degree water for 1 minute, second steep, same temp but only steep for a few seconds, same with the third and got three great steps each time.


  2. Anthony (verified owner)

    Outstanding. My favorite Japanese Green tea I’ve tried at Zerama. It’s kind of everything I want in a Japanese Green tea – smooth, umami, good vibes, nice broth, beautiful color. You can’t go wrong here.

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Kabuse means to cover in Japanese. Kabusecha or Kabuse tea is a class of tea that is covered during the final days before harvesting. This stresses the plant and it produces additional chlorophyll and L-Theanine and creates a distinctive sweet flavor.  Kabusecha has more umami than Sencha but not as much as Gyokuro, because it is covered for 10 days as opposed to 21 days for Gyokuro. Along with Gyokuro and Sencha, Kabusecha is considered one of the finest Japanese teas.

Brewing Instructions

Everyone experiences tea differently. These instructions are for western style brewing and are suggestions only. Adjust to your preferences and enjoy!
Tea: 3 grams per 6-ounce (175mL) cup.
Water: 160°F (71°C).
Steep: 1 minute.
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