かぶせ茶 is a premium type of Japanese green tea.
Kabuseru (かぶせる) translated means to cover. And as you might expect, as the green tea leaves grow, they are covered temporarily for up to 2 weeks.
This results in a very delicate and refined flavor that set it apart from sencha and gyokuro (shade grown almost 4 weeks)
When you have your first sip of kabusecha, you'll notice it has a unique umami and slight sweetness that is very enjoyable.
In simplest terms, kabusecha is a lighter and more refined, smooth version of sencha.
If you're used to sencha as your go to cup of green tea, give this kabusecha a try and you won't be disappointed.
The shade grown tea does have a different personality that is sure to impress.
This kabusecha is made with C. sinensis cultivars and Okumidori, Fuji-Midori from Yame, Japan