Kanes Tea: Hachijyuhachiya (Houryu) Fukamushi Spring Sencha 鳳竜/八十八夜 深蒸し茶

Size: 100g / 3.5 oz / Harvested Spring 2023

For leaf teas and multi-packs: if one size is out-of-stock but a different size is available, we may be able to repack the item. Please inquire.

JPY ¥1,999

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A limited edition tea, the leaves were picked when still tender and fresh on May 2nd in celebration of risshun, the 88th day of spring in the old lunar calendar. An auspicious day, drinking this tea picked on this day is said to bring you long life. 

After the shincha season, this product is called 鳳竜 Houryu, the Phoenix Dragon.

Steeping notes

  • For a strong bodied tea: Tea: 5g. Time: 30 sec. Water: 80C/175F, 200 ml.
  • For a rich but lighter tea: Tea: 5g. Time: 60 sec. Water60C/140F, 200 ml.
  • Resteep 3 times, use a quick in-out 2nd steep (which ends up being about 5-10 seconds), and 30-60 seconds for the 3rd steep. Depending on your preference, you may be able to get another cup or two from this leaf.


Product Info

  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Harvest: Early May
  • Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Steaming: Deep steamed (Fukamushi)


Producer Info

  • Name: Kanes Tea Factory
  • Location: Shimada, Shizuoka, Japan.

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