Shogyokuen: Kabusecha, Tsuki no Hikari 祥玉園 かぶせ茶 月の光

Size: 100g / 3.5 oz / May

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JPY ¥1,999

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Shogyokuen Tea Factory's Tsuki no Hikari, is a kabusecha, but as sweet as many gyokuro at major tea brands. In the past, Kabusecha was called “hot water Gyokuro” - meant for steeping at hotter temperatures similar to sencha but still providing a rich umami flavor.

Steeping notes

Tea: 5 grams, Time: 2 minutes, Water: 60C/140F degrees, 100 ml (or about 1/2 cup).

This formula is meant to extract an umami rich tea. Subsequent steeps may be enjoyed as a sencha, steeping a full cup for 30 seconds at 70C/158F degrees.

Product Info

  • Japanese name: 熱湯玉露 月の光
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Harvest: May
  • Region: Wazuka, Kyoto. Refined in Kyotanabe, Kyoto.
  • Notes: Shaded for about 2 weeks before harvest. This product is meant to have the same flavor profile year round, as each batch is reformulated by Kobayashi-san to ensure flavor consistency.

Vendor Info

  • Name: Shogyokuen
  • Type: Tea factory, family business
  • CEO: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Established: 1827
  • Employees: 12


Hiroshi Kobayashi is an award winning blender, and one of 13 tea professionals in Japan who hold the top rank of tea appraisal, level 10.

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