Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Sampler
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The tea leaves for this shaded tea were picked in the famous village of Hoshino in Yame
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 Yabukita cultivar used. Yabukita is a well known and very poular cultivar. It is the one cultivar that represents the taste of Japanese tea like no other. Fresh with a good portion of umami. Does Aracha teas are also separately available.
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Yabukita
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Kanayamidori
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Okuyutaka
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Okumidori
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Tsuyuhikari
- Hoshino Kabuse Aracha Gokou
Harvest: May 2019
Taste: Each cultivar is different.
Origin: Hoshino, Yame, Prefecture Fukuoka, Japan.
Varietal: six different
Preparation: In this blog post you will find a description of how to brew Japanese green tea in an optimal way.
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.
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