Who Else Wants Shiraore Kabusecha!?
I have been searching the land for a decent “kuki” or “shiraore” (the stems) Japanese green tea. But I finally found one at the Kyushu Tea Auction in Oita city! And boy am I chuffed. It’s got that mild, smooth, milkiness so unique to shiraore along with the thick, mouthy texture that elevates the whole drinking experience.
Kukicha or Shiraore is also often times referred to as “Karigane” which means “wild goose” in Japanese. The beautiful story around the name Karigane is that when the tea steeps, the stems rise to the surface and float, perfect for accommodating any wild geese that might need to rest on their migratory tour!
Soft, luscious, and with a thick texture, this is a real find for fans of karigane tea.