Konacha Green Tea Description:
Konacha is a finely chopped tea resulting from the processing of other teas. Our Konacha comes from the dust and small pieces left over after the production of Gyokuro. It features a mild and sweet, grassy flavor with little astringency. It produces a very deep green color, full bodied liquor. Konacha is one of many great Japanese tea varieties.
Japanese Green Tea
Konacha Japanese Green Tea Significance:
Konacha literally means powder tea but is not at all the same as Matcha. It is the small dust and cutting left over after the production of other teas and can be made from the processing of many different types of teas; in this case from the production of Gyokuro.
Rather than let all the small particles and dust go to waste, the Japanese ingeniously created this new tea product. Konacha, also known as Bud Tea, is produced from the leftover particles from producing other varieties such as sencha or gyokuro. Higher grade konacha comes from leftovers from gyokuro production and similarly lower grade konacha would come using the leftovers of lesser grade Japanese teas.
- Step 1:
- Add boiling water to mug and wait a moment or two.
- Step 2:
- Steep 1 round tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
- Step 3:
- Steep for 30 seconds to a minute depending on taste. The small cut of this tea responds well to higher temperatures and brews faster than most green teas.