Nishi Shincha Asatsuyu
Organic Garden Direct Green Tea
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Nishi Shincha Asatsuyu
Nishi Shincha Asatsuyu
Nishi Shincha Asatsuyu

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been one of our strongest partners for organic sencha since 2006.


16+ Servings

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Dew drop, creamy, sweet umami,

freshness and brilliance

About this tea

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been one of our strongest partners for organic sencha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces special allocation batches of sencha for us, including this micro-lot of shincha crafted from the asatsuyu cultivar. Asatsuyu means “morning dew” and is an original cultivar developed in the 1950s. Harvested in the early spring season, it bears its first flush right after saemidori and asanoka and just before yabukita. Picked at its peak quality, this batch of asatsuyu has a deep milky sweetness, rich umami and shimmering brilliance of liquid jade. The timing of the harvest yields such a low fiber content that the leaves turn into an emerald jelly-like substance when infused. In fact, the steaming of this batch is just 35% of the time it takes to steam other cultivars. The kabuse wrap-shading of the garden enhances the deep green color and abundant umami found in this tea. Back in the day, people referred to the asatsuyu cultivar as “natural gyokuro” because even without deep shading, its appearance and style is of emerald or vibrant green dew drops.

Ingredients

Green tea

Origin

Nishi San’s Garden, Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Cultivar

Asatsuyu

Harvest

March - April

Elevation

290 meters

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Origin

Nishi San's Garden

Kirishima Mountain, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Renowned throughout Japan as pioneers of organic green tea cultivation, the Nishi family has been our strongest partner for organic sencha and organic matcha since 2006. Every year, the Nishi family produces exclusive allocations of organic sencha and organic matcha for us. This Nishi family grows more than a dozen different green tea cultivars all with unique characteristics and nuances that make our blends really stand out. Our long standing relationship with the Nishi family allows us to select the very best micro-lots and fine tune our sencha and matcha blends each year. The Nishi Organic Tea Farm consists of many different gardens secluded in pine and cedar forests of Kirishima Mountain, an active volcano on Kyushu, Island. The densely forested area where these amazing tea farms are located provides a natural buffer zone that protects the tea gardens from industrial pollution.

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