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Ooika – Green Tea Aroma Generated From Shading

Matcha, gyokuro and kabushecha grown in the shade are said to have a fragrance called ooika, covered aroma. “Ooi” means shade and “ka” means aroma in Japanese.  This article talks about ooika, , th...

What Type of Tea is Kabusecha?

Kabusecha is a type of tea of which plants are shaded for about a week before tea leaves are picked. The word “kabuse” means to shade. This method is also used to make matcha (tea powder) and gyoku...

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