Kirishima Aki Bancha - very well prepared tea from autumn harvest. The Japanese word 'Aki' is a word for autumn, but the bright olive-green, rather large leaves of this tea evoke the image of the last summer days. Since the sun does not bake as much in the early autumn as it does in the summer, the taste is not too bitter and in fact quite light. A pleasant aroma of leaves remains quite long on the tongue.
Matcha contains many vitamins and minerals. It is considered the best
antioxidant - therefore it is actively used in various diets related of
longevity and youth. It is a concentrate of green tea leaf. The taste of this tea is very
fresh, but slightly bitter, it is traditionally served with small
Matcha is finely ground green tea leaf powder and is the most prized
amongst Japanese teas. It has been drunk as part of the tea ceremony for
900 years as well as by Buddhist monks during long days of meditation. Ceremonial grade Matcha uses the finest, smallest shade
grown leaves from the very tip of the tea bush - giving it a very
vibrant green colour and a slightly sweet, smooth flavour.
Kirishima Miumori Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of tea with fried rice and green tea from Kirishima. The leaves that were used for this mixture are very strong, so this tea can be brewed with rather hot water to fully disclose the combination of flavors of fried rice and green tea.