Japanese Karigane
Japanese Karigane
Japanese Karigane
Japanese Karigane
Japanese Karigane
Japanese Karigane

Japanese Karigane Loose Leaf Green Tea

Regular price $54.99

26 in stock

This beautifully balanced Japanese loose leaf green tea is made from the leaves and stem of the highest grade gyokuro. Sourced from the small but legendary organic farm of the Sakamoto family.

Karigane translates as 'Wild Goose' - supposedly because the pale colour of the stems against the green leaf look like wild geese sitting in the branches of trees.

It is also known as stem tea, kukicha or twig tea.

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Tasting Notes

Beautifully balanced green tea that opens with notes of sweet garden peas before rounding out to deep umami richness. A smooth, buttery mouthfeel with very low bitterness or astringency.


Use 0.2 oz of leaf per 5.5 fl oz of water (3g per 150ml).


For the optimum infusion use 158Β°F (70Β°C) water.


Infuse for 30 seconds, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

$1.10 per cup based on 0.2 oz of tea per 5.5 fl oz of water and 3 infusions.

Kukicha or "twig tea"

Sakamoto Tea Garden is a 3rd generation farm run by the two Sakamoto brothers. They moved to fully organic farming thirty years ago, realising that the soil and the tea plants were being ruined by pesticides & herbicides. They believe as we do that "healthy soil creates healthy plants and better tea".

They focus their attention on the soil as much as the intricate crafting of the leaf. You can taste the love and care they take in every aspect of their Karigane tea.

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