Contains high antioxidant level of 8.55% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Smooth light liquor with slight green character-tending sweet. Kokeicha is a specialty Japanese tea prepared from the fine green tea powder used in tea ceremonies. A special process whereby water is added to the tea powder, kneaded, extruded through a machine (similar to making fresh pasta) and finally dried to result in a 'pine needle' like form. Thus Kokeicha translated from Japanese means 'formed tea'.
Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
Grade: Kokeicha formed tea
Altitude: 300 - 1000 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Steamed, powdered, extruded
Infusion: Bright golden yellow color
Ingredients: Premium green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoons per cup) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Infuse repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.