Origin: Japan, Shizuoka
Tea colour: green tea
Aspect: beautiful shiny leaves folded into needles.
Scents: a very fragrant bouquet with fresh vegetal, floral, fruity and citrus (grapefruit) notes.
Scents: intense and heady: vegetal and floral.
Colour: pale green and slightly cloudy.
Texture: thick to start, becoming powdery.
Flavour: acid in the middle of the mouth.
Aromas: an intense marine, cooked vegetable attack (oily fish). The two notes are very close to start with and are then followed by fruity, citrus (grapefruit) and white flower (hyacinth) notes.
Aromatic profil and lenght in the mouth: long vegetal, menthol, fresh fruit notes, a zesty accent, and more of the marine note. Plenty of texture in the mouth, with a powdery quality. The notes develop very harmoniously.
This Japanese green tea comes from a farm in the Ryogôchi region, situated in the district of Shimizu, not far from the river Okitsugawa. Both the texture and the notes (pronounced vegetal, zesty, fruity and iodine) are very lively. Exceptionally long in the mouth, leaving a fresh, intense impression. A new tea cultivar named “Tsuyuhikari” for green tea was developed from seedlings derived from the cross of “Shizu7132” and “Asatsuyu” at the Shizuoka Tea Experiment Station in 1970. The shape of the plant is medium type and the growth habit is fairly vigorous. “Tsuyuhikari” is very resistant to cold damage in winter, and has high quality in the processed tea. It has a little deposits in liquor, but the color of liquor is bright green.
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.