The leaves are harvested in the earliest day of spring from Asatsuyu cultivar in Kagoshima, Japan. The leaves are soft and tender. Just like our other Kagoshima green tea, they are also shaded for five days before harvesting.
The aroma of this tea recalls fresh green grass in early spring.
On the first infusion of this tea you can taste the sweet fruity aftertaste, reminiscent of green melon or honeydew. There are barely any bitter or grassy notes in the flavor. The medium texture left in your mouth makes this tea feel satisfying. The aftertaste is relaxing, a sweet and refreshing watermelon.
If you drink Japanese green tea every day, we highly recommend using Japanese teapot (kyusu) to make your green tea. They will make your green tea so much easier and taste so much better.
Recommended brewing method:
3 grams - 165º Fahrenheit - 60 seconds - 300ml water
Certification: JAS Organic
Origin: Hioki, Kagoshima, Japan
Style: Deep Steamed
Notes: Honeydew, Watermelon, Spring Greens
Harvest: Spring 2021