Bird's Song "Karigane"
- Origin: Kagoshima prefecture, Japan
- Cultivar: Blend
- Flavours: Roasted seaweed / creamy macadamia / green note
- Medium body
Bird's song was grown and produced in the Kagoshima prefecture. Kagoshima is the southern region on Kyushu Island and benefits from a subtropical climate and volcanic soil making it the perfect environment to grow and produce tea.
Our Karigane was produced from a blend of veins and stems from different gardens across the region creating a fresh and umami liquor. Karigane is a type of Kukicha made of Gyokuro material, resulting in a sweeter and more complex tea.
The stems, veins and leaves were roasted separately and steamed at a medium heat to add a beautiful nutty aroma. The leaves and veins were then roasted at a lower temperature to protect the sweet umami taste and marine note.
Too often Karigane is misjudged as a lower quality green tea, however we personally find this tea as a very good, everyday little pleasure and a nice introduction to the complex and vast world of Japanese green tea.