First flush kabusecha from the Watanabe organic family in Yakushima, Japan.

Yakushima is an island in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, known for its wildlife and cedar forests. In the northwest is Nagata Inaka-hama, a beach with seasonal loggerhead turtle nesting grounds.

I have been drinking the teas from the Watanabe family for years, they have become part of my favourite ones.


Intense aroma, nice liquor colour, long lasting flavour.

Organic Certified DE- ÖKO-039 Non-EU-Agriculture

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Organic Whole Leaf Watanabe Shimadori Kabusecha Green Tea 100 grams bag

  • The Watanabe Shimadori kabusecha feels like a sudden rainfall on the Yakushima island. A sweet, almost candy like fragrance emanating from the tea leaves, gives you a sense of things to come. A sudden change in the atmosphere takes place when drinking the very mellow infusion. You are left refreshed and replenished with a subtle, lingering umami taste long after the rainfall has left. Though gentle, this first flush kabusecha from Watanabe organic family, holds the same energy the Watanabe teas are best known for.

  • The recommendation to brew this tea goes as follows:

    Amount of tea: 3 grs of tea (about a teaspoon)

    Amount of water: 200 ml of water (if chalky use mineral water)

    Water temperature: 60 degrees Celsius (1st brew) 70 degrees Celsius (2nd to 4th brew)

    Amount of time: 60 secs (1st brew) 10 secs (2nd to 4th brew)



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