Karigane Kukicha with Uji Matcha
Karigane Kukicha with Uji Matcha is made of tea leaves and tea stems mixed together. While Kukicha can be made from different types of tea leaves, Karigane tea is made only from leaves and stems from the high quality Gyokuro tea. As it is made with the stems, it’s also known as ‘twig tea’. The stems generally contain higher sugar content compared to the leaf, which leads to a more balanced and smoother tea profile and contains more vitamin C than other types of green tea. It is then blended with fresh ground matcha from the highly regarded region of matcha producers, Uji.
- Name: Karigane Kukicha with Uji Matcha
- Japanese Name: かりがね 宇治抹茶入茎茶
- Ingredients: Green tea leaves (Kagoshima-grown), Matcha (Uji, Kyoto)
- Net weight: 100 gram (3.5 oz)
- Region: Kagoshima Prefecture
About Furuichi Seicha
A small, family-owned business, Furuichi Seicha manufacturers, blends, and sells tea from the beautiful tea fields of Kagoshima at its shop & cafe in the city of Minami-Kyushu. Founder Noboru Furuichi began the business by selling tea from his bicycle just after the end of World War II in 1948. At the time there were few tea finishing factories, and Noboru Furuichi wanted tea created better, so made the decision to create his own factory. The family business was incorporated in 1992, and President Shoji Furuichi continues his father’s legacy in providing the best Japanese tea from Chiran Village, Kagoshima.