We are so excited to be carrying this special tea that is an original from Kiroku Tea Garden! Tencha leaves, which are primarily used for matcha production, are then roasted to create this unique and rare tea. The roasted tencha has delicate sweet notes, giving rise to the name Amehouji, 'are' meaning sweet in Japanese. This tea can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Packaging size: 45g of loose leaf tea (15 servings with multiple steeps per serving)
Kiroku Tea Garden is a 4th generation women-owned tea farm in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A total of 26 tea fields are lovingly tended by Megumi Hori, her sister Hiroe, and their mother Yoko. After Megumi’s father passed away several years ago, Megumi returned to Wazuka to help her mother continue the near-century-long family legacy.
The Hori family processes their own tea and matcha in-house and are passionate about revitalizing the tea industry in Japan. By experimenting with rare cultivars and creating unique single-origin teas, they hope to reignite people’s appreciation of the beauty and complexity of high-quality Japanese tea.