Tamaro Yokucha is a fine Japanese-Style green tea from China that has a tangy, berry-like taste, with a long almondy aftertaste and a deep aroma with tones of citrus, grass, and berries.
It can be processed in one of two ways: pan fried, or steamed. Many believe that steaming preserves the vitamins and antioxidants better than pan-frying. The taste varies between the two as well. The pan-fried version has more of an aroma of cooked vegetables. It is produced in the Kyushu area.
Use 2 teaspoons per 12 to 16 oz pot.
Use Hot (160º - 180ºF.) water.
Steep for 2 to 3 minutes.
Medium Caffeine: 20 mg / 6 oz cup.