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Tsuyu

Refreshing, caffeinated
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Item Number:
G-TSUYU-3
Type:
Green
Region:
Higashisonogi, Nagasaki, Japan
Caffeine Level:
Medium-high
Organic:
No
Main Flavor Profile:
Vegetal
Packaging:
Loose

The Tsuyuhikari (TSUYU) cultivar is known to offer an unusually refreshing cup within the Sencha class. Translated as "dew light". Produced by one farm/farmer focused to this cultivar only. Extra long, large, full leaves of a deep, forest green color.  

Lot Notes. Tea was produced in the Higashisonogi region of Nagasaki. Grown on a single farm focused to this cultivar only. Farm elevation is approximately 250 meters. Grade is ichibana, picked in April 2023. 

Tea Facts. The leaves are steamed and oven-fired (baked). Steaming method is Asamushi (light steam). Tea is considered to offer a high caffeine content.  

Taste Profile. The taste of the Tsuyuhikari cultivar is refreshing. TSUYU offers an umami taste with a enlivening tinge of pine. Aroma is floral. 

Brewing Suggestions. Use 3-4 grams for 4-6 ounces of water at a temperature of 175-185F. Steep for a brief period, 30-60 seconds and taste.