Temomicha - The Rare Hand-rolled Japanese Tea
Temomi is one of the rarest and highest quality Japanese green teas. The word temomi means "hand-rolled". From the meticulous picking of the best young tea leaves to the final process of kneading the leaves to fine needles, the whole practice is done by the hands of elite temomi artisans. A method used in Japan centuries ago, the temomi technique is vanishing due to the adoption of today's machines to produce tea. Temomi is offered to the Japanese Emperor each year in a ceremony celebrating the first tea of spring. The flavor is thick, dense, and intense, but without an edge An amazing aftertaste like none other The tea takes an elegant clear-green hue.