Kiroku Tea Garden: Genmaicha
A sencha derivative, this Genmaicha is a blend of sencha leaves with roasted brown rice ‘genmai’. A few grains of brown rice pop during the roasting which result in a popcorn appearance that looks delightful amongst the green leaves. The roasted rice gives a rich nutty flavour that complements the fresh sencha.
Kiroku harvest from the same tea garden and never blend between fields. During processing, they sieve the picked shoots straight from the plant to extract the largest, juiciest leaves, which they steam and firmly knead to break down the cell walls. The finished tea is a fine, needle-like dried leaf that has a slight bitterness, a pleasant leafy aroma, and a light, sweet, and fresh tea taste.
About the tea farm: "Our 4th generation Kirokuen Tea Farm is in the heart of Wazuka, an area whose mountain tea fields and undulating terraced slopes thick with fog make perfect tea-growing conditions. Founded nearly 100 years ago, before cars and farming machinery were available, our mountain fields were cleared by hand by my Great-Grandfather, Kirokuen’s Founder.
Today, we’re in the unusual position of being entirely owned by women. After the death of my father, my mother, myself and my sister took over the running of the farm to continue our family’s legacy, one that began in these fields all those years ago."
- Farm: Kirokuen
- Location: Wazuka Kyoto
- Net Weight: 50g
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