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Ayame Kabuse | あやめかぶせ

Packaging Size: 100g Bag

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About Ayame Kabuse | あやめかぶせ

Description: Ayame is a sencha that undergoes shading for 10 days prior to harvest. Sharing characteristics of both Gyokuro and Sencha, expect a bright piney aroma with a subtle floral note. If you love deep green sencha with both body and aroma, this is a wonderful choice. For customers looking to learn more about the world of Gyokuro, this is a great stepping stone.

What is so special about this tea? Kabuse is a style of intentionally shaded sencha that has gained popularity within Japan the last few years due to its beautiful color, sweetness, and lack of astringency. We love that Ayame provides the fresh aroma of sencha with just the right amount of richness - this tea truly places itself in a singular position within our catalog. Simply stated, Ayame Kabuse is easy to love. Brew with slightly cooler water and more leaf for a rich, Gyokuro like brew. Or, to enjoy the rich aroma of Ayame, brew with traditional Sencha parameters.

Recommended for: Fans of deeper green sencha and those interested in the impact shading has on aroma and flavor.

Notes on Production


Single Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar

A blend of 10 day shaded sencha

Cultivars: Okumidori, Yutaka Midori

Tasting Notes

Pine | Subtle floral notes | Buttery finish


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Very fresh and fragrant tea

The tea is absolutely wonderful and a good value for the price.

Verdant, savory, and intense

I am partial to teas that display a rich green that reflects the seasons of spring and summer. This tea has a vibrant color when brewed. The flavor is similar to that of high-quality gyokuro but the price is closer to that of an everyday sencha. In other words, this is a great tea for the value. If it is still available once I run out, I plan to order it again.

Fantastic salespeople in a beautiful little shop

They have a great selection and knowledgeable people to help you navigate all their teas. They also offer a curated selection of delicate cups, mugs, and various tea making tools.

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