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Origin: Japan, Kirishima, Kagoshima
Tea colour: green tea
Aspect: beautiful leave folded into needle, glossy aspect, the mark of a high quality tea.
Colour: nice fir tree green.
Scents: highly iodine, marine, crustacean, vanilla, fruity, cooked planty.
Scents: marine, fish, crustacean and cooked vegetable notes.
Colour: pale green liquor.
Texture: very round and thick in the mouth, not much astringent.
Flavour: sweet, umami
Aromas: a vegetal attack (cooked vegetables), marine notes (shellfish, fish flesh), and fresh iodine accents that evolve into fresh, lively notes.
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: an elegant finish with a good presence, with vegetal, fresh herbs and fresh mint, and a subtle white flower note.
Asanoka is a new cultivar that was developed and tested in Kagoshima in the Chiran region. It is now successfully cultivated by some producers in the region. It is a cross between Yabukita and another cultivar from the Chinese province of Jiangxi, called Cn1.This is a plucking from Kirishima, a small tea-producing area in Kagoshima prefecture in the region of Kyushu.This delicious tea is elegant and smooth. The leaves are a lovely dark green colour and are delicately folded into needles, making them very attractive! The liquor is a clear pale green, the texture is very round and thick in the mouth, and the vegetal and marine notes linger nicely, like the best Japanese teas.
Throughout the year, our experts travel in the tea plantations looking for the best pluckings and new, rare, delicious teas.
The fact that we travel so extensively, that we taste and buy on location has many advantages and allows us to find rare crops by looking outside the traditional supplier circuit, to taste and to share with you the harvests of small plantations, which are often hidden away.
Visiting tea estates regularly and thereby establishing long-lasting relations with our suppliers allows us to guarantee regular quality control of the teas we buy, and to continue our mission: to bring you the best quality teas and to share our travels and experience with you, while concerning ourselves with environmental issues, working conditions on the estates and the fair trade practices to which we adhere.