High-Grade GABA Green Tea
Health-oriented tea KOHEI is an organic green tea grown and processed by Takahashi san in Oita to increase its levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a natural component of green tea.
InformationNet Weight: 50gHarvest: 2022Origin: 100% Japanese tea from OitaQuality and type: High-Grade GABA Green Tea Organic: Yes JASCultivars: Yutakamidori, Yamanami, Okuyutaka, Okumidori Conservation: 1 year unopened Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening
Established in 1963, the Takahashi green tea factory is located in Usuki (Oita pref., Eastern Kyushu) and produces organic green tea since 2001. It was the first green tea farm in Oita to receive the organic JAS certification in 2001.Takahashi san is now the second generation of his family to lead his business and is specialized in tamaryokucha, a green tea known for its jade color (tama), quite similar to sencha, but whose leaves have a curly shape, and not needle-like. The very last stage of the processing method is different: the tea leaves are put inside drums and dried with hot air. Takahashi san grows seven different tea cultivars, mainly Yabukita.