SAWA is a beautiful representation of Kiya san’s craftsmanship. This kabusecha has deep-green, needle-shaped leaves, indicative of the shading process that this tea undergoes prior to harvesting.
The shading of this tea leads to more developed umami characteristics accented with notes of pine and narcissus. Its complex and aromatic liquor has notes of bok choy, nori, and artichoke. This tea can be steeped multiple times, and its distinctive layers can be enjoyed throughout the day.
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from YameQuality and type: Premium Kabusecha Organic: No Cultivars: Kabukita, Okumidori Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Kiya Yasuhiko the Third (heir and third owner of Kiya-horyouen) is a certified Japanese Tea Appraiser (out of a total of 39 in Japan). He works to spread new ideas and concepts about Japanese tea and promote Yame tea, gyokuro and tea culture in general.We are honored to propose Kiya san’s incredible teas and be able to collaborate together on new ways to enjoy green tea by going beyond the traditional approach. Kiya san has developed exclusive teas for IKKYU. His deep and unique knowledge of tea along with the quality of Kiya san’s products will lift you to the highest levels of Japanese green tea.