This is a New Japanese tea called Daikancha. Made from leaves collected during the coldest part of the growing season.
During the winter the roots and leaves of the tea plant store up nutrients. By using these leaves, which hold the most sweetness, the world’s earliest-harvested “New Tea” is a mild, sweet variety.
This selection is from Shizuoka, Japan.
Great for multiple steeps and has a moderate yet distinct flavor. Some prefer10+ steeps for this tea.
We enjoy steeping at 195° F for 3 minutes and lightly increasing the time with each steep.
Steep time: 2 minutes to 3 minutes
Steep temperature: 195° F – 205° F
Caffeine level: low – 30%~50% the caffeine of a cup of coffee