Produced by Asami Ito, the only woman producer in Shizuoka, this Kabusecha Surugawase shows an incredible vitamin concentration, like only the richest Japanese teas can offer. Dense bright green liquor promises an intense aromatic experience.
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Grown and processed in the region of Uji in Japan, this "shade-tea" is of great finesse. Shade structures which block up to 70% of the light are placed over the tea plants two weeks before harvest in order to soften the leaves and increase the chlorophyll concentration.
This green, shade grown tea, its unusual use of the cultivar (Saemidori) and its final drying (hiire), reflects a modern aesthetic, giving a fruity fragrance to the dry leaves. Its liquor is oily and flavorful (umami), dominated by its green chlorophyll and fresh butter notes. Its delicate floral (gardenia) accents harmoniously fuse with fruitier nuances. Enthusiasts take note! It is organic too.