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nishi-san's shincha single cultivar asatsuyu


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type: green

origin: japan

region: kagoshima prefecture

variety: shincha

ingredients: organic green tea

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

In the 2019 Shincha season, Rishi friends Ryo San and Yuko San traveled to the Nishi family gardens in southern Japan to participate in the harvest while our founder and tea buyer Joshua was covering the harvest in Taiwan. The team tasted all of Nishi San's fresh Shincha teas and identified two cultivars as prime micro-lots: Asatsuyu and Saemidori. This Asatsuyu cultivar Shincha is a vivid green example of chumushi ("mid-steamed") process, which creates a smaller leaf particle size that in turn results in a full-bodied and opaque emerald cup. It is invigorating with deep kombu umami balanced with refreshing green hints of snap pea. Saemidori, by contrast, is a bit more bright and has an oceanic salty aspect to its umami flavor.

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