Kabusecha Sakamoto

Product code: CSTV-197

Here is a small batch exclusive to our catalogue from Shizuoka, a Japanese prefecture renowned for its green teas, made by one of our favorite producers, Mr Sakamoto. Kabuse, a word that translates to "covering", it requires a the technique of shading the tea bushes for about 2 weeks. The process slows the growth producing more chlorophyll and reducing tannins.

Slender, shiny leaves of a beautiful dark green, give a full, oily liquor without a hint of biterness, with accents of spinach and butter, followed by a finish that subtly suggests lily of the valley.

A tea created by Mr Sakamoto's passion and experimentation of the past three decades.

Senchado technique
balance Quantity / 150ml of water
thermometer Temperature of infusion
lined-clock Infusion length 1
20 - 40 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 2
5 - 10 sec
lined-clock Infusion length 3
15 - 30 sec
Teapot method
balance Quantity / 250ml of water
thermometer Temperature of infusion
lined-clock Infusion length
3 - 4 min
Flavour wheel Identify the principal aromatic notes of a tea
Floral Fruity Woody Earthy Spice Vegetal
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