The higest class green tea"Kabuse cha" among Japanese green tea,made in Niyodogawa town of Kochi.
Ikegawa tea Industry Asociation
Place of origin
It is characterized by pale green color and strong umami. because production is limited due to special cultivation method, it will be sold in limited quantity.
What is Kabuse cha?
Kabuse is one of a way to make high quality green tea.It is block the direct sunlight by covering the tea gardens before harvest.It is possible to make green tea with strong flavor.
The town where we grow tea, Niyodogawa Town is a small town located in the mountains of Kochi Prefecture in Shikoku, Japan, with a population of less than 5,000.
The forest ratio of the town is 89%, and town surrounded by a steep mountain.
In addition, the Niyodo river flowing through the town boasts No. 1 ranking for the fifth consecutive year in Japan's water quality ranking. Especially the water of the Niyodo River has been drawing attention from Japan all over the country with its mysterious color which is said to be called "Niyodo Blue" recently from its unique color.
This water and a steep mountain are the best conditions to make tea.
Efficacy of green tea
Green tea has many good effects for bodies. Antioxidant action, hypertension preventive action, antiallergic action, obesity prevention action, tooth decay and bad breath prevention action and so on are countless. Among them, vitamin C is said to be expected to be effective in enhancing antioxidant activity and immunity. Vitamin C in green tea is especially higher content than other drinks.
Normally vitamin C is weak against heat and has fragile nature, but in the case of green tea, catechin contained in green tea has the function of protecting vitamin C, so it is possible to take vitamin C efficiently.
There is also a bactericidal action, so it is said that drinking green tea after meals also has the effect of preventing food poisoning.
And green tea is a drink that you can feel strongly "umami”. "Umami" is one of the fifth fundamental tastes scientifically proven that can be counted alongside sweetness, salty, sour and bitter.
You can feel this "umami" indispensable to know "Japanese food" if you drinking green tea.
What is Sencha?
Sencha is one type of Japanese tea which is currently drunk most in Japan. In Japan, it is a tea that is to use in a formal scene. In the case of brewed by hot water, the first cup is extract at low temperature (60 to 70 degrees) for one and a half to two minutes. And the second cup can enjoy astringent by extracting for a short time at high temperature (90 degrees). On the other hand, in the case of brewed by water, please thoroughly extract with cold water (about 3 hours). In this case, you can enjoy fruity flavor. The Sencha brewed by water will surely change your concept of green tea.
The manufacturer of this green tea is Ikegawa tea Industry Asociation.
They have produced good tea as a result of good cultivating and good processing. As a proof of that, they receive honorable prizes in the past, and in 2008,
They were able to receive the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Prize which is the 1st etc. among the number of products exceeding 600 points at the Kansai Tea Exhibition Committee.
Their cultivation area is not wide in Japan, but they are make”quality green tea more than quantity”
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