About KANESHICHI's organic tea
About KANESHICHI Organic Tea
KANESHICHI ORGANIC TEA is a series that handle only 100% organic green tea carefully selected from variety of teas that have been manufactured over the years.
We have wide range of teas, from tea that you can drink daily to high-class matcha for special tea ceremonies.
KANESHICHI ORGANIC TEA:
Commitment to production of organic green tea
ーOriginal Uji tea to the worldー
Founded in the first year of the Horeki (1751), Kanesichi Hatakeyama Seicha Co., Ltd., is a manufacturer and wholesaler that mainly handles organic green tea located in Fushimi, Kyoto,
We have devoted ourselves to making high-quality tea while preserving the tradition and history for more than 200 years.
In such daily tea making, we have always wondered what the original taste of tea is.
Instead of the mainstream non-organic tea farms, we became interested in organic farming which was carried out in Kyoto, Japan about 800 years ago before the war. Resulting in the decision to find organic tea farmers in Kyoto Prefecture.
We sympathize with the thoughts of producers like him. We cooperated together, go pasted many trials and errors to this day to make this organic tea.
Even now, our craftsmanship of tea making are present. We are still working with a contract farmer in Kyoto prefecture to make tea.
Use of Bamboo Blind
The vertical stripe pattern on the KANESHICHI ORGANIC TEA packages is based on the motif of the woven cover "Yoshizu" made of straw, which was originally used when cultivating delicate tea such as matcha and gyokuro. Tea cultivation usually is a tea farm that grows under brilliant sun. However, most of KANESHICHI's organic green tea is cultivated by a method where the sunlight is partially blocked. (Currently, non-straw covers are used to block the sunlight).
About the covered Tea Garden
Covered tea plantation is a cultivation method in which the tea plantation is covered with a light-shielding material (cheesecloth). Sprouts are grown through blocking light for a certain period (20 to 30 days).
By blocking the light, allows the tea to develop a bright green color, a unique aroma, a mellow taste and sweetness.
Theanine, an umami ingredient grown in tea roots, is sent to the tea leaves and the tea leaves are reborn as catechins by photosynthesis. However, by restricting photosynthesis through covering the tea garden, theanine, the umami ingredient is accumulated, allowing for further umami and sweetness.