Shiraore green tea is the name given to stem teas from some prefectures in Kyushu and is basically the same type of tea as sencha karigane from Kyoto e.g made from first harvest stems and leaves as opposed to stem teas made up from later harvest stems and leaves.
This particularly excellent organic shiraore tea comes directly to us from the Hiyashi family in Kirishima who we have been purchasing teas from for many years now. It is produced from only stems and sencha leaves they sort out during the first harvest with only cultivars that are used to produce high quality organic sencha being used.
Stem green teas are most notable for being sweet tasting and this one is no exception to the rule. It's very sweet tasting, with a slight floral note, highly aromatic, and full of mountain goodness and life force just like all of the teas we get from the mountains of Kirishima! JAS certified and a deliciously healthy affordable daily green tea!
|Origin||Kirishima, Kagoshima, Japan|
|Harvest Date||May 2016|
|Harvest Period||100% Ichibancha (First Harvest)|