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Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Gokou

GokouGokou Kabuse Aracha

The tea leaves for this shaded tea were picked in the famous village of Hoshino in Yame. Hoshino means translated "star field". A fitting name as in this remote mountain valley the stars shine especially bright. Shaded teas from mountain valleys such as Yame are a rarity because handling with shading materials on slopes is difficult and due to the lower temperatures, the harvest starts about a month later than in deeper and shallower growing areas. The lower temperatures, however, lead to more intense and complex aromas.

For this tea was Gokou cultivar used. The origin of this cultivaris Uji and it is mainly used for shaded teas like Kabusecha or Tencha (Matcha). This is because Gokou offers lots of umami and a nice, dark green color.

Harvest: May 2019 
Taste: Flowery and sweet aroma.
Origin: Hoshino, Yame, Prefecture Fukuoka, Japan.
Varietal: Gokou
Preparation: Appx. 5g per serving, temperature 60 - 70°C,  time 60s.
Tip: Use rather a higher leaf to water ratio and infuse repetetly for short time. First infusion max. 60s and all futher infusions only 30s as the leaves are already soaked. Use a Kyusu tea pot.