Japanese White Leaf Tea "Kiraka"

Japanese White Leaf Tea Kiraka

This is a rare varietal which grows white leaves, was developed and registered as a new cultivar in the registry of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in 2006.  In 2009 Kiraka won the highest award at the “World Green Tea Contest” with its truly amazing taste, which is sweet with lots of “umami” because it has exceptionally high content of the amino acid L Theanine. Kiraka  yields on average only 50kgs per year, making it one of the rarest of all tea leaves.

Map of Japan's Tea Regions

Fukuroi, Shizuoka Region

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About White Tea Variety

 White tea produced by a master manufacturer from Miyazaki. This tea is made using leaves from the Zairai (non- cultivar) bush. 

Steeping Instructions
Water: 120-140 F                                
Tea: 3-4g per cup (3-6 ounces of water)
Infusion: 2-3 minutes

1.  Boil freshly drawn water and let it cool down to the appropriate temperature.

2.  Put tea leaves into the pot, use 3 to 3.5 g (5 g for Gyokuro) for each cup.

3.  Pour water into the pot and allow the indicated time for proper infusion.

4. The tea should be completely poured out into warmed cups at each infusion, leaving no liquid in the pot.