Literally translated as “Covered Tea”, these plants are carefully shaded from the sun for 7-10 days before harvesting. The result is a succulent sweetness and savory umami finish. This tea’s character is notably between our Uji Sencha and Gyokuro Izumi. If you enjoy either, this is a great one to try.
Our high grade Kabusecha is grown in Uji, Japan and covered with the traditional method of straw. This yields a more complex cup than the more modern (and common today) method of plastic coverings. It’s more work to use the traditional method, but we think it’s worth it.