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Zairai Gold Shincha | ざいらいゴールド



Packaging Size: 100g Bag


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About Zairai Gold Shincha | ざいらいゴールド

Description: An exciting new tea to our lineup. Zairai refers to tea grown from native tea seeds and not developed by cross
breeding. Zairai Gold has a genetic mutation that limits Chlorophyll which in turns limits the the transfer of Theanine into Catechin. Long story short, Zairai Gold is rich in umami and sweetness with a fascinating Husk Cherry aroma. Truly, tea to fall in love with.

 Recommended for: Lovers of the richer style of Kyushu style senchas - our Tsutsuji and Ayame Kabuse for example - will adore this tea.

 




Notes on Production

 

Single Grower | Single Producer | Native Seed

Grown full sun - Spring harvest

Cultivars: Zairai



Tasting Notes

Husk Cherry | Sweet Corn | Meringue


Origin

Fukuoka, Japan



Brewing Instructions


Customer Reviews

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S
S.L.

Undeniably sweet, but with a slight astringency. A great tea to throw into the mix.

L
L.S.
Daughter loved this gift of tea!

Daughter gave this tea a five star rating!

M
M.T.
Great choice for both cold and hot tea

Has amazing sweetness and depth. I would recommend it for all

J
J.
Sublime

This is my favorite to-go sencha. It is, at once, delicate and full of umami...with a much more creamy, sweet mouthfeel than most senchas I've tried.

A
A.
Equally wonderful iced or hot

I love to cold brew this tea overnight in my fridge using my Hario bottle. It is light and refreshing but paradoxically has a mellow earthiness as well. It helps to keep me awake during my night shifts. It's very comforting when brewed hot- and strangely even lighter and sweeter tasting than the cold brew. I can definitely detect a slightly fruity acidity as well.

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