Kokeicha – Japan
固形茶 ‘Solid Tea’
Kokeicha was born out of the creativity of one Mr Takesawa, a worker in the Shizuoka Tea Trade in Japan.
Unsatisfied with the waste of konacha – the remains of leaf processing and cultivation – Takesawa decided to do something about this.
By grinding konacha into a powder, added water to make a tea paste and – after several experiements – discovered that if the constitution was baked at 120c the catechins would bind the tea together and create a presentable, full-bodied infusion.
Mr Takesawa had just created Kokeicha…
Dark sea green in colour and dry in texture with a solid form. Kokeicha, offers a rich, bitter green tea experience, akin to raw matcha.
Thick cut grass and vegetation, bitter lemon, tannin, astringent hay.
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