Kabusecha means "covered tea" and is somewhere between sencha and tencha. The leaves are shielded from the sun for about 2 weeks prior to harvest to create a sweet umami taste. Once harvested, the leaves are steamed and kneaded to form a thin, needle-like tea. This kabusecha is 100% single- origin and quite rare as it represents less than 5% of the total production of green tea in Japan. Packaging size: 50g of loose leaf tea
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.