Kabusecha (冠茶 translates as “covered tea”) is a type of Japanese sencha, yet is somewhat of a mid-point between sencha and gyokuro. As it is grown in the similar method to sencha tea leaves, yet is shaded like gyokuro; though for significantly less time - only about a week at 50% shade. The general rule is that any tea that is not shaded for the correct amount of time (about 3 weeks) isn’t true gyokuro. This is what sets Kabusecha apart!
Our Homare Diadem Kabusecha is known for having the refreshing flavor of sencha with some of the “soul” of the sweet, umami flavor of gyokuro tea.
The dry leaf is glossy and deep green in color with a highly fragrant and sweet aroma. Once infused, our Homare Diadem Kabusecha tea has a less grassy, more vegetal and less astringent green tea taste with a sweet and smooth finish and full mouth feel.
Try Homare Diadem Kabusecha to further explore the vast world of Japanese tea! You may enjoy it hot, or iced for a refreshing treat.