Kei means "opening" and Chitsu means "insects hibernating in the ground." It is the time when the earth warms up and insects that have been hibernating come out of their holes, sensing the arrival of spring. The buds of trees and flowers also loosen and move toward spring. Just as a chrysalis that has passed through a period of bitter cold turns into a beautiful butterfly, Akkeshi malt must have also developed a deep and subdued flavor.
Citrus fruits such as dai dai, hassaku, and tangerine, brown sugar, mitarashi dango, lemongrass, orange, lemon-like sweetness and acidity, manuka honey, white pepper, black tea, salted lemon, caramel-like bitterness and sweetness.