This unique Japanese tea is deep steamed for a deeper color and milder flavor. Try it and see why it has become one of the most sought after teas in Japan.
Insider Tip: This tea is one of our favorite from Japan. We highly recommend using a brew basket if you don't like tea particles in your cup, as the leaves are delicate and small. For a more traditional approach, use a kyusu!
Caffeine Level: Low.
Fukamushi is the term for the steaming process. Thus, any tea with the prefix fukamushi has been processed in this way, e.g. fukamushi gyokuro. Steaming suppressed astringency and brings out a smoother flavor from the tea and yields a sweeter infusion than a typical sencha. The small particles in a fukamushi are a result of breakage during the rolling process. Steaming makes the leave extra delicate, so while most loose tea is prized for being whole leaf, breakage is expected in this style.