Covered Green Tea

Covered Green Tea 
Kabuse-cha which translates as "Covered Green Tea" in English. Very few farms are capable of using this methodology. The green tea is covered by special net to block sunlight for few days before new sprout comes out.

Covered Tea

Benefit of Covered Green Tea 

  • By purposely blocking sun light for timed few days before new sprout comes out, the tea creates very unique aroma and taste.
  • Due to the special net covering sun light, the tea leaves increases Chlorophyll making the color of the tea to be darker green. Tea made from such leaves create beautiful emerald green color which are rare to see in other type of green tea.
  • Theanine (element of umami) increases by this approach making the tea less bitter and mellow taste

Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping guide

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to dissolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamin C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.