Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Momo Cha Fine Teas
Kabusecha, the little sister of Gyokuro, is grown half covered for the last week before harvest which intensifies its sweet components and eliminates any bitterness. ‘Kabusecha‘ literally means ‘covered tea’ and the leaves do resemble Gyokuro’s emerald green. The taste points in the same direction as well so it makes a great everyday tea for Gyokuro lovers. Its numerous health benefits are only one of the reasons to enjoy it.
Brewing guidelines for Kabusecha
amount of tea / water temperature / brewing time
Use 1 teaspoon per cup (100-150 ml)
- 1st brew: 70°C / 1 min
- 2nd brew: 70°C / 15 sec
- 3rd brew: 80°C / 1 min
Learn more about this tea here.
Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas is today’s tea you see here! Upon opening the bag of tea I found there to be very dark green, tightly pressed and flat, green tea leaves. It smelled incredibly fresh…much like sweet grass and unidentifiable herbs that are on the sweeter and slightly minty side. Once I added water I saw the leaves morph before my eyes! The flavor of the Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas after it was infused was just as impressive – if not MORE impressive – than the dry leaf experience. On the tongue – this tea is wonderfully clean, crisp, fresh, and sturdy. It’s a delicious green tea offering from Momo Cha. Kabusecha Green Tea from Momo Cha Fine Teas is one to cherish and share with friends!