Takamura Kamairicha

Takamura Kamairicha

Regular price $24.00
  • 100 grams
  • Single Origin | Multi-Cultivar Blend
  • Ships from the United States
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Inventory on the way

The rare pan-fired processing of this kamairicha from Kumamoto gives Takamura its savoury and nutty flavour.

Though older than sencha, kamairicha makes up less than 0.5% of Japanese tea produced today. This traditional tea is smooth and easy drinking, with less astringency than most sencha.

A mountainous prefecture on Kyushu, Kumamoto has a long history of tea production, dating back to the 12th century. Its mineral-rich volcanic soils are perfect for agriculture. In the 1600s, the pan-firing or kamairi (釜炒り) method of the production was introduced from China.

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Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

3g per 100ml of water
(.11oz per 3.4oz)

Water Temperature

80º C (176ºF)

Brewing Time

60 seconds

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