Premium Organic Green Tea "Shiraore"

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Premium-quality organic Japanese tea. Unique taste of leaves cultivated on quondam rice terraces blessed with rich natural environment. ↓ Learn more

Origin: Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Weight: 40g
Certification: Organic JAS

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Origin & Cultivation

The tea is cultivated predominantly on mountain slopes once used as terrace rice paddies blessed with rich natural environment. This ecological ecosystem maintained by clean soil, fresh wind and pure water, gives the possibility to provide the best possible tea. Freshly picked tea leaves are immediately brought to the factory near the plantation and afterwards to achieve the premium flavor, the leaves are steamed using mountain spring water.

Brewing Instructions: In general our premium green tea uses 160-170°F (70-80°C) water and is brewed for no more than 1 minute. When you are starting out, an accurate thermometer is helpful for water temperature, but with time you will be able to tell by feel. Filtered water is prefered. You can brew the tea up to 3 times.


↓ About Ukiha Tea
↓ Process & Standards


Mountain tea of Ukiha is a tea brand produced by family company in the mountains on the island of Kyushu, surrounded by pure water and green environment, the tea is produced in a natural way.



Process & Standards

What makes our tea special is the process in which the leaves are steamed longer than other regular green teas. Due to this the tea has a little bit more powder-like consistence then regular green teas. On the other hand, the bitterness is reduced and rich flavor is obtained.

Tea Picking

The first shoot of the year make the “ichi-ban-cha” tea. The second shoot – the “ni-ban-cha” tea. The tea is made of young, soft leaves only.


Steaming & Drying

Processing of the tea leaves starts with steaming and drying. This is how the unrefined tea, called “aracha” is manufactured.


Finishing

The processed leaves of “aracha” that are of different sizes and shapes are then carefully selected and the foreign bodies removed. The high quality organic green tea is born.


Delivery

The tea is carefully packed and delivered to the customer.


Standards

To deliver delicious green tea it is crucial to keep soil in good condition. The tea-making starts with the cultivation of soil as the leaves extract all natural ingredients directly from the soil.

It means that in the tea garden there are not used any chemical fertilizers, pesticides nor herbicides at all. The company use only organic blur fertilizers with natural microorganisms. Thanks to this the right sweetness and umami are achieved and a high-quality tea cultivated.

The tea carries an organic Japanese Agricultural Standard

The main requirements of organic JAS standards are:
- no use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides nor herbicides for at least 3 years
- not mixing with non-organic products during production or packaging
- keeping record of all stages of production from cultivation to packaging


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Handpicked in Japan