JAPAN SENCHA KAKAGAWA TEA:
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea From: Japan
Region: Kagoshima Prefecture
Antioxidant Content: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Shelf Life: 20 years unopened, 2 years after opening.
Composition: Sencha Growing Altitude(s): 200 - 1000 feet above sea level Manufacture
Type(s): Non fermented, Traditional steamed, pan dried and polished
MORE ABOUT JAPAN SENCHA KAKAGAWA TEA:It should come as no surprise that Japan‟s most influential Samurai, Saigō Takamori (1828-1877), was born in Kagoshima prefecture, home of Japan Sencha Kakagawa. Why should that not be surprising? Because, both are assertive, legendary and “true”. We‟ll explain. According to lore, Saigō Takamori was dubbed Japan‟s last true Samurai. Living only until his 49th year, the famous warrior fought social oppression, exile and many battles, winning the hearts of all who followed him. Likewise, Japan Sencha Kakagawa is thought by many in the tea world to be one of the truest expressions of Japanese tea, also highly capable of winning the hearts of all who drink it. Hailing from gardens not far from Saigō‟s birthplace, the fields where Sencha Kakagawa is grown have been shown in numerous studies to be radiation-free, untouched by the unfortunate 2011 Fukushima nuclear event. This leads us to the next truism regarding this fantastic Sencha. If you‟re familiar with Metropolitan Tea, you‟ll know that food safety is something we don‟t take lightly. In the same way the Samurai of old, valued and defended their honor, we value the safety of our clients, and will defend that position come hell, high water, or a marauding band of sword-wielding warriors. A fabulous tea, well worthy of its lineage. Enjoy.
BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS – 1 cup; 230-280ml, 8-10 fl oz):
Weaker Tea: ¾ teaspoon (1.7 gr. / 0.06 oz.)
Regular Strength Tea: 1 teaspoon (2.2 gr. / 0.08 oz.)
Stronger Tea: 1 ½ teaspoon (3.0 gr. / 0.11 oz.)
Suggested Brewing Temperature: 100‟C / 212‟F (against oolong tea tradition, we recommend boiling temperature to ensure water is sterilized)
Suggested. Brewing Time: Weaker < 3 min. / Regular Strength 4-5 min. / Stronger > 6-8 min*
Sugar: Not recommended
Milk: Not recommended
Lemon: Not recommended
Fresh Mint Sprig: Not recommended
Energy Saving Tip: Don‟t over-fill your kettle. Boil only the water you need for the amount of tea you are serving. It is recommended that you use about 40-50ml (2-4 ounces) more water then required to account for steam loss and avoiding any residual calcification in your kettle being poured into your tea. ** Note: The longer brewing time for stronger tea, may be too astringent for some tastes – but, more polyphenols will be extracted!