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Shaded Leaf™ Shade-Grown Green Tea

Picture of Shaded Leaf™ Shade-Grown Green Tea
Brand:Mellow Monk
Style:Kabusecha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kumamoto, Japan
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Shaded Leaf™ Shade-Grown Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: May. 7, 2014

Commercial Description

Shaded Leaf™ is our most premium green tea — a kabuse-cha (literally "covered tea"). About 21 days before harvest, the tea plants are shaded with a woven covering that blocks out about 90% of sunlight. This stimulates the plants to produce extra catechins — including superhealthy EGCG — resulting in a smooth, full flavor, with less astringency than other senchas.

Brewing Instructions: (from Mellow Monk)

To brew, use 1 heaping teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8-ounce cup or mug. The water temperature should be about 75 degrees Celcius (167 degrees Fahrenheit). For the first steeping, let the tea brew for about 3 minutes. For the second and third steepings, let the tea brew for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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