Artisan Kama-Iri Cha

Artisan Kama-Iri Cha

In stock: 6
Origin: Japan
1lb (450g)


Artisan Kama-iri cha is a rare Japanese green tea that is an older style than famous sencha- produced by traditional craft artisans. The process of making this style of green tea began in China, however, it is a specialty of Kyushu, Japan. It is a light, fresh flavored green tea and it has a unique, sweet scent.

What distinguishes it from all other types of Japanese greens is how the oxidation of the leaves is halted: all other Japanese green teas are steamed, Kama-Iri Cha is pan-fired on a large pan. It is a Japanese green tea whose oxidation is stopped in traditional Chinese methods!

Our Artisan Kama-Iri Cha has a deep olive-green color without any luster, with an aroma similar to Chinese green tea. Once steeped, its liquor is a brilliant golden yellow with a fresh, light flavor; it has a unique, very refreshing character, mild roasted flavors, and a heady sweet scent.



Japanese green tea leaves
Caffeine Level:
Use 1-1.5 tsp of tea per 8oz/200ml of water. Heat water to 175F/80C and steep for 1.5-2 minutes.