The word Kabuse means 'wrapped' in Japanese and it is common sight to see Kabuse or wrapped tea bushes throughout Japan. Wrapping the tea bush allows a slower growing leaf with deeper color concentration, less astringency and in turn providing a "umami," or savory flavor. The bushes are typically wrapped for 4-5 days just before harvest. The deeper green tea leaves (in the picture) is the outcome of the known color concentration.
Kagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu, 3rd largest island of Japan. Kagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Osumi and Satsuma. This region was an important naval base during Japan's 20th Century wars. Kagoshima prefecture is largely mountainous and is home to important lumber, fishing and agriculture industries. Its natural hot springs and southern location make it a popular tourist destination.
This 2015 first flush Kabusecha from Kagoshima Prefecture yields a deep green liquor with a pure and fleshy taste, reminiscent of a superior broth.
Inspired and named after a local favourite dessert cake, Pandan Chiffon is a blend of roasted green tea, pandan leaves, osmanthus blossoms and cinnamon.
It is reduced in caffeine and we recommend to drink Pandan Chiffon on its own and without sugar.
Mango Sticky Rice is a blend of genmaicha, black tea, roasted barley, mango dices & candied coconut. Very much inspired by the Thai local dessert, the tea brews like a platter of roasted glutinous rice with the coconut and mango coming in towards the finish on the palette.
Our newest tea formula of Jasmine green, black tea, cranberries, lychee pieces & lily blossoms. Sweet tasting & tangy as the Japanese jelly dessert, Lychee Konnyaku tea provides the added malty texture and body for the gourmet tea lover.
It is also enriched with Vitamin C & antioxidants to reproduce qualities of a supple skin.
Rasa Sayang Hei! Nasi Lemak tea blend is inspired by the staple fragrant dish cooked in coconut milk & pandan leaf commonly found in Singapore, Malaysia & neighbouring countries.
Nasi Lemak tea is a fragrant rice blend of houjicha, genmaicha, coconut flakes, dried pandan, dried chilli & flavouring.
Chicken Rice is highly recognised as the national dish of Singapore. The dish is adapted from the early Chinese immigrants hailing from Hainan province of Southern China.
Chicken Rice is now available as tea, hand blended by Victor with the savoury Kukicha layered with lemongrass, ginger and fragrant pandan.
Ice Kacang, or shaved ice, is a popular dessert commonly sold by street vendors in Southeast Asia. Everyone loves the sweet-tasting shaved ice, with numerous toppings such as red beans, creamy sweet corn, grass jelly, attap chee (palm nuts) and an array of syrup with colours of the rainbow. Nothing beats the delightful and pleasing icy dessert that soothe the throat and cools down the body on a hot day.
As our grand finale for 2016, we out-do ourselves with the introduction of the Ice Kacang tea blend, recommended to have it iced with syrup & condensed milk (just kidding).
Ice Kacang is a dessert tea blend of Japanese Sencha, dried grapes, safflower,
forget-me-not flowers and flavouring.
A perfect marriage of our love for the Singapore chiffon cake & our mango madness, we present to you No. 836, Manila Mango Chiffon.
This updated dessert tea is a blend of roasted green tea, pandan leaves, mango bits, osmanthus blossoms and cinnamon.
It is reduced in caffeine and we recommend to drink Manila Mango Chiffon on its own and without sugar.