Hot brewing is a quick and easy way to get delicious tea. This recipe makes for a more refreshing and exhilarating experience.
Stems Sencha - 80g Bag
Stems Sencha (a type of kukicha) has a standout herbaceous crispness and a vibrant fragrance.
A regular Ippodo sencha is made from just the highest grade leaves of the tea plant. Right after harvesting, these leaves cling delicately to the soft stems that they sprouted from. Then, during processing, the stems and leaves split off and are separated from each other.
The stems have a wonderful character on their own, so they are sold as this type of tea, called “kukicha,” which means literally “stems tea” in Japanese. We recommend this tea to green tea fans who enjoy crisp, herbaceous tastes and bright, zesty fragrances.
Stems Sencha is a sencha green tea with a classic balance of sweetness, umami, bitterness, and astringency. However, its crisp, snappy taste and its fragrance make it distinct from a regular leaf sencha. Try brewing it with boiling temperature water for 30 seconds, to bring out the full fragrance of the stems.
Ways to Prepare
For a fast, fragrant pitcher of iced tea, brew a strong batch of sencha using boiling hot water, and then pour over ice, diluting its strength and balancing its flavor.
Prepare large amounts of tea with your everyday kyusu.