Shiraore (Twig Tea) (白折)

Shiraore is a type of Japanese tea that consists of tea stems eliminated from Gyokuro (refined green tea) or green tea of middle grade in processing and has an unique flavor derived from stems. It is one type of kuki-cha (stem tea).

The shiraore of Gyokuro is called karigane in Kyoto city (Kansai Region) and is a well known high-grade tea.

[Original Japanese]