Genmaicha - Ajirogi - Best before Oct. 2021
We have several Loose green tea which have an expiration date of October 1, 2021. This short expiration date is set by the Japanese government at only six months from the date of manufacture and is really a “best by” date. That certainly does not mean that the tea is expired; instead it will be excellent for many months thereafter, especially if you store it in the freezer.
Kanbayashi is a 450 year old famous company from the Kyoto area. Their original store is actually a tourist attraction. They are noted for being the first Japanese company to make tea for the Muromachi Shogunate (about 1560 A.D.).
a) For one person, place about three heaping tablespoons (15 grams) into a teapot.
b) Pour about 600 ml. (about 20 oz. or 2.5 measuring cup) of 90ºC to 100º C (195ºF to 212º F) water into the teapot.
c) Let steep for about 30 seconds. The tea leaves will unravel in the teapot, releasing the full flavor. Be careful not to disturb the teapot as it steeps; this will prevent bitterness.
d) Pour into your (preferably) pre-heated teacup and enjoy. For a second or third cup, you can pour the hot water into the same teapot and then serve immediately (no steeping necessary.
Weight : 100g / 3.52 oz