"Nothing is lost" in Japan where the stems form a tea family in itself (kukicha). I selected this vintage for the quality of its blend of shaded spring stems and leaves bringing umami. It comes from a cooperative of producers in the prefecture of Kagoshima in the south of Kyushu island. With mellow green and marine notes, this tea offers a thirst-quenching and satiating effect. It will be sweeter than Kukicha, richer in stem and more woody.