Fukamushi is a category and can be translated as “long-term steamed”.
This means that this tea is steamed 2-3 times longer than, for example, an ordinary sencha, which produces a deeper taste.
Kabusecha is a tea that has grown in the shade for approx. one week before picking.
This causes the tea to have a sweeter and more nuanced taste. Fukamushi Kabusecha is therefore a “long-steamed shadow tea”.
Japanese green tea can be enjoyed cold, as well as hot, as these teas have a mild and fresh taste. You can also brew the cold tea in cold water, but the leaves just have to steep for a longer time.
This tea is from our producer Hoshino Seichaen in Yame, Fukuoka, Japan.
Ingredients: green tea.