Kagoshima -   - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Kagoshima - Loose 1 lb. Bag - Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Kagoshima - Loose 4 oz. Tin - Harney & Sons Fine Teas


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Packaging Type:Loose
Unit:1 lb. Bag
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Kagoshima is the southernmost part of the island of Kyushu, Japan. Spring “springs” earlier in Kagoshima than in the northern tea regions. The first fresh teas come from this area. This is an early-season tea, so it has high levels of amino acids, giving it a good body for a Sencha. The tea fields have been flattened and straightened so that large tractors may be used to harvest the tea. Sometimes quantity is more important than quality in teas from Kyushu. Our friend Tsuyoshi looks for the best teas from the region. Asatsuyu tea is included in this blend, which is called a natural Gyokuro because of its mellow sweetness.


Green tea.

Mike's Rating

2 Briskness
2 Body
2 Aroma
 Details: One of the best Senchas from the Kagoshima area in southern Japan, this brew is light in the cup with a good balance of sweet and bitter flavors.
 Dry Leaves: This is a blend of silky, semi-glossy deep-steamed (fukamushi) filaments and stiff forest green needles (futsumushi).
 Liquor: The blend of teas from Kagoshima makes for a pale green.
 Aroma: This is a blend of the several senchas from Kagoshima. They give the tea high notes of fresh lemons and bell peppers with a mellowness of cooked spinach.
 Flavors: Assertive notes of green bell peppers and lemons. There are hints of roasted walnuts.
 Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
 Body: Light-to-medium-bodied
 Brewing Time: 2 minutes
 Brewing Temp: 160º