Pika Cha - Organic Kamairicha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Grass, Nutty, Peanut, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetal
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Caffeine
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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  • “#adventageddon Day Seventeen – 1/6 Worst advent tea of the day – but not becuase it’s a bad tea, just more because it’s a very forward green tea profile and that’s not my thing. Thankfully a...” Read full tasting note
  • “Think the peanut profile of a Dragonwell with the backdrop of a Japanese green (grass, grass, and more delicious sweet grass). I’m having a hard time finding anything negative to say about it. I’m...” Read full tasting note
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Pika Cha is a special kind of Japanese green tea called Kamairicha. This tea comes from a small organic garden and is made from the first harvest of Yabukita leaves. Gently roasted in iron pans the tea has dark green curly leaves, sophisticated aroma, smooth mouthfeel and sweet, rich taste. The toasty, nutty flavour that is typical for Chinese green tea combines perfectly with the grassy, vegetal notes of Japanese Sencha. A great all-round drinking experience!

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#adventageddon Day Seventeen – 1/6

Worst advent tea of the day – but not becuase it’s a bad tea, just more because it’s a very forward green tea profile and that’s not my thing. Thankfully a coworker really liked it so I was able to pass off most of the cup. Very weirdly, the dry leaf aroma REALLY strongly smelled like freshly mowed grass in a summer heatwave and really sweet, waxy white chocolate.

Steeped it didn’t taste like white chocolate at all though – very nutty and sweet but ultimately still really grassy and unpleasant to me. Green tea fans, however, I think would probably be into this.

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Think the peanut profile of a Dragonwell with the backdrop of a Japanese green (grass, grass, and more delicious sweet grass). I’m having a hard time finding anything negative to say about it. I’m seriously thinking of swapping my essential but problematic (ie.- pollution prone) Dragonwells for this tea type.

Thanks for the the sample, Teabento- I’ll be playing with this one all Easter! It’s also nice to be reminded of the existence of Pikas.

Flavors: Grass, Nutty, Peanut, Sweet, Toasty, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Evol Ving Ness

By pollution-prone, do you mean easily contaminated by the fragrances of other teas?

CrowKettle

I’ve seen a few tea shops market their Dragonwell as “clean options/cultivators” because Hangzhou in general is building up a reputation for air and water pollution. Not sure if that’s supposed to be a marketing gimmick, defamatory or a real concern with this tea type/area, but it has made me a little hesitant. :/

Evol Ving Ness

Wow!
Well, truly, China is seriously polluted. I wasn’t in Hangzhou, but Guangzhou for example had pollution so thick that it felt and looked like a perpetual ceiling.

CrowKettle

I’ve only been to Shanghai, which is an extreme case in such a huge country, but maaan was the pollution bad- in what is otherwise an incredible city.

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