Matcha is blended with a tea made using stems which is produced when tea leaves are processed. Enjoy the vivid green color and mild flavor.
[Features of karigane]
1. The mild flavor of stem tea
A tea mainly made of stems which is produced when processing tea leaves is called "karigane". After finishing, the stem becomes like a white stick. It's also easy to make tea, and you can enjoy its unique mild flavor.
2. Popular among tea fans!
Karigane tea has more mildness and light flavor compared to normal tea made of lots of tea leaves. It's popular among tea fans as it has a rich aroma yet the price is reasonable.
[Ito Kyuemon is a tea shop in Uji, Kyoto]
Founded in 1832! It's located in Uji Kyoto which is famous for high-quality tea, and is close to Ujigami Shrine, a designated World Heritage site, and Mimurotoji Temple, famous for its flower temple.
This tea is favored by a lot of famous shrines and temples such as Manpukuji Temple, Uji Byoudouin Temple, Heian Shrine, etc. The rich flavor which has been improved over a long time and the skillful techniques of artisans will be handed down to the next generation with the elegant culture of Uji.
●Ingredients: green tea (from Japan)
●Nutritional Information (per 100g steeped liquid)
*Energy (kcal): 10
*Protein (g): 1
*Fat (g): 0.1
*Carbohydrate (g): 1.2
*Sodium (mg): 3
●7 Main Allergens (wheat, buckwheat, egg, milk, peanut, shrimp, crab): none
●Made in Japan
[How to brew tea]
①Boil water in a pot to 100ºC.
②Pour 100cc of hot water from the pot into a measuring cup.
*This is not only for measuring the water, but also allows it to cool.
③Gently pout in hot water from the cup into an empty teapot.
④Pour all of the hot water in the teapot into 2 tea cups.
*This is to cool water and to warm tea cups.
⑤Add 8g of tea leaves to emptied teapot.
⑥Add 150cc of hot water (80ºC) to tea leaves and quickly close lid.
⑦Leave for one minute.
*At this time, be sure that you do not shake or turn the teapot.
⑧Pour hot water alternately into tea cups in 3/4 intervals.
⑨Be sure to serve every last drop and then serve.
*If some remains, the second brew will not be as delicious.
[Hint on how to brew properly]
If you brew karigane containing matcha tea quickly, it will become the color of matcha tea only and the taste will be weaker. Be sure to adhere to the tea leave steeping time.
[Prepare the following items]
*8g tea leaves
*Pot (a kettle is also OK)
*2 small cups
*Teapot (300cc capacity), measuring cup, clock (to measure time)
*Freshness is vital to tea. Consume as soon as possible after opening.
*Take proper care not to burn yourself with hot water.
*Avoid high temperatures, humidity and be careful of odor transfer.
*After opening, transfer to a can etc and store in the refrigerator.
●Best before date (from date of manufacture): 300 days
●Manufacturer: Ito Kyuemon
●Package design and stated contents may change due to item revision.
Item No. JF05634
Item weight 109.50g
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