Japanese white tea leaves

WHITE TEA

Premium White Tea

WHITE TEA
WHITE TEA
WHITE TEA
WHITE TEA
WHITE TEA
WHITE TEA
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Produced in Yame, this is a rare and exceptional Japanese white tea. Enjoy its silken texture, notes of narcissus, blanched spinach and sweet corn, and lingering sweetness.

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Description

First harvest (shincha 2023)

This rare “shiracha” or “golden sencha” produced in Yame by Koga-san is truly exceptional. This tea has a silken texture with a lingering sweetness and a depth of umami characteristics. The striking liquor has notes of narcissus, blanched spinach, and sweet corn with a rich texture that can be experienced and enjoyed over many steeps. This tea is a great option for tea enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.

Produced in Yame, the origin of this white tea is a Chinese tea called Hakugouginshin (also called Shirogane Silver Needle). White tea is not fermented and thus belongs to the family of green teas such as Sencha, Gyokuro, or Kabusecha.

Called "shiracha" in Japanese, white tea is also known as "golden sencha" because of the pale green-yellow color of its leaves after brewing. Made in very small quantities in Japan, it is a rare product with even more health benefits than traditional green tea (up to three times more amino acids than in sencha). You can learn more about it here!

This tea received several distinctions and awards. Growing white tea in Yame is still at an experimental stage and we are proud to bring you this exceptional tea.

For even more details check out this wonderful review from famous tea blogger Nicole at Tea for me please.


Information

Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and type: Premium White Tea
Organic: No
Cultivars: White Tea
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions



tea spoons Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
160ml / ~5.41 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
60C / 140F

time iconTime
30s


Aromatic Profiles

Body level BODY
Floral aroma FLORAL
Umami level UMAMI
Fruity aroma FRUITY

 

roast tasting ROASTED
nutty tasting NUTTY
woody tasting WOODY/EARTHY
woody tasting VEGETAL
woody tasting GRASSY

Producer Information

KUMIKO KOGA

Koga Kumiko san represents the fourth generation at her family business KOGACHA GYO in Yame, Fukuoka. Working alongside her mother, president of the company, and her father, director of operations, she is a tea instructor.

Dedicated to lead her company through the challenges of the green tea industry in the 21st century, she is in charge of overseas sales. She also travels around the world to give tea seminars to introduce Yame green tea to foreign tea lovers.


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08/04/2023
Steven S.
United States United States

A special tea

I really enjoy the favor profile. The low caffein is important. I have to say that as an avid tea drinker, Ikkyu Tea is special. No bitterness, very smooth and enjoyable on the palette every sip. I am a big fan of their tea quality.

SS
08/04/2023
Steven S.
United States United States

A special tea

I really enjoy the favor profile. The low caffein is important. I have to say that as an avid tea drinker, Ikkyu Tea is special. No bitterness, very smooth and enjoyable on the palette every sip. I am a big fan of their tea quality.

EC
07/03/2023
Elizabeth C.
United States United States

Very Nice Tea

I love this tea; it's my current favorite, and I'll definitely be ordering it again.

AK
06/20/2023
Aleksandra K.
Israel Israel

Favourite �

My favourite white tea forever �

KB
03/30/2023
Katy B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful

Amazing mood boost, incredible umami ,smells lovely absolute pleasure to drink

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