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Shincha Asatsuyu

"Asatsuyu" single origin green tea from the very first harvest of the year

Shincha Asatsuyu

Just like its finished, roasted version, Tongu Asatsuyu, this tea also has a rich and sweet, very characteristic aroma, resembling freshly baked sweet potatoes, but with the lush, grassy tone of shincha.
Origin: Tongu, Tsuchiyama-Cho, Koka-shi, Shiga Prefecture
Altitude: 300 meters
Picking time: middle of May 2021
Cultivation method: grown in direct sunlight
Steaming time: 30 seconds

Ohmi tea has great prestige and is loved by many for its rich flavor and fragrance, which are brought about by the rich nature, plenty of sunshine and the beautiful water and air from the surrounding Suzuka mountains.

As the legend goes, the history of the cultivation of tea in this area dates back to the period of the Northern and Southern Courts (1356), when a Zen monk, Donoh of Minami Tsuchiyama Johmyo-Ji Temple brought some tea seeds from Daitoku-Ji Temple in Kyoto to his temple and began to grow tea plants. It was in the Edo period that the production and sales of tea started on a full scale. An advanced tea-producing technology was adopted at an early stage and tea produce was sold as one of the local products along the main roads. Since the local climate and soil were fit for the production of tea, it became an export product in the Meiji period and its production volumes increased substantially.

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Item code: TNP046

Origin: Shiga Pref., JAPAN

Ingredients: green tea

Best before: AUG / 2023

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How to prepare

5 g
0.2 oz
1.2 US tsp
80°C
176°F
200 ml
6.8 fl oz
200 cc
60 sec.~

1. Put 5 g of tea leaves into a Japanese teapot.
2. Cool boiled water down to 80℃ and pour it into the teapot.
3. Steep for 60 seconds and pour the equal amount of tea in each cup.
The same tea leaves can be used three times. Use hotter water for the second and third infusions.
Used tea leaves should be immersed for a shorter time.

The taste of tea is a matter of preference, so try infusing tea in several ways and find your favorite taste.

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