KAMAIRICHA

WHAT IS KAMAIRICHA?

Kamairicha is a very rare green tea: it accounts for only 2% of all Japanese tea production and is a specialty of Kyushu.

Following a centuries-old tradition, this delicacy is made by pan-frying tea leaves in an iron vessel at 300-450°C. The result is a yellow-green, refreshing, smooth tea with a mildly roasted and rich flavor, with no astringency. Kama-iri cha is also known as the “Chinese green tea” in Japan, as the process used to make it was first developed in China.

The highest quality kamairicha comes from Miyazaki prefecture and only a few tea growers still possess the expertise required to produce this tea organically.

  • YOSHI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-Grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic Kamairicha with hints of edamame, cooked spinach, and toasted almond accented by subtle notes of white sesame seed and persimmon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • YOSHIRO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-Grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An aromatic kamairicha with notes of artichoke hearts, daikon, and chestnuts, with subtle hints of roasted corn and toasted peanut. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    15 US$
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  • TOMOMI
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic kamairicha with notes of toasted hazelnut and white sesame seed carried by notes of butter lettuce and nori. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • TOSHIRO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    High-grade Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic Kamairicha with a comforting balance of roasted soybean, cooked bok choy, and asparagus notes with a subtle umami. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • TOMOKO
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    SHINCHA 2021
    Premium Kamairicha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A rare and unique organic pan-fired kamairicha. Refreshing and lively, with notes of jasmine, gardenia, buttered spinach, and dried chestnut. First harvest tea.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    13 US$
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what is matcha ?

Matcha (抹茶) is a fine powdered green tea made from tencha leaves (shaded leaves) that benefits from high theanine contents. Matcha combines an elegant aroma and sweetness, and brings a pleasant state of relaxation to both body and mind. Because the leaf powder is dissolved in hot water, all of the tea nutrients are ingested, including those that are not water-soluble (vitamin A, protein, vitamin E, minerals, dietary fibers).

In Japan, matcha is enjoyed during the Tea Ceremony, according to the Sado principles. Even if you are no specialist, to prepare your daily matcha, you will need several key accessories, such as a chawan (matcha bowl), chashaku (bamboo scoop), a chasen (matcha whisk) and a kusenaoshi (chasen holder). Since 2021, our shop includes handmade chasen made in Takayama, Nara prefecture, with 100% Japanese bamboo. Feel free to browse our tea accessories section to complete or start your collection.

 

 

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Then you drink it properly.
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