A Shincha green tea from Tenryū, Shizuoka. It is made from the Asatsuyu cultivar by Mr Suzuki. This cultivar is one of the oldest recorded in Japan, and is known as "Natural Gyokuro" due to its exceptional aromatic concentration. This Japanese new season tea develops a very powerful umami taste which combines with a round, thick texture and vegetal and butter notes.
This tea is grown organically and certified by Ecocert, an accredited independent certification body.
- Shizuoka, Japan
- Tea colour:
- green tea
Appearance: fine needles
Colours: dark green, glossy
Scents: mochi, vegetal, toasted
Scents: fruit, vegetal, toasted
Colours: pale green
Texture: smooth, powdery finish
Aromas: initially vegetal, spinach, iodised, butter, grapefruit, almond milk
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: this tea is characterised by a smooth texture, vegetal, iodised and butter notes and a powerful umami flavour with a long finish
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 2 minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Kyusu by successive infusions of 1 minute.
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