Shincha Asatsuyu Sencha

Tea Repertoire


Tea Region: Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Island, Japan

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Bright, green coloured, transluscent infusion.
  • Aroma: Cooked vegetal,  herbaceous & grassy notes.
  • Flavour: Sweet, grassy, steamed vegetable (zucchini, haricot vert - green beans) notes with a hint of peach sweetness.
  • Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium-bodied, smooth liquor with a slight hint of astringency. 

Brewing Guidance

  • Measure 1g of tea per 100ml water. Boil water to 65℃. Steep for 2-3  minutes. 

Tips for Tea Connoisseurs

Shincha Asatsuyu is a medium steamed Futsumushi-style, Sencha, made from carefully cultivated Asatsuyu cultivar grown in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu island.  Asatsuyu (あさつゆ) is an elite cultivar, known as highly umami and rich and it's often called as “natural gyokuro”, because it makes a very umami green tea without having to go through the shading process. 

Asatsuyu means “morning dew” in Japanese and it is an old cultivar which was officially registered in 1953. When made into sencha, it brews into a bright, yellow-green infusion with a good amount of sweetness, fragrant, refreshing aroma and slight astringency.

Made from the very first harvest of the tender leaves of Asatsuyu cultivar tea plants, this unique, special, single cultivar Sencha offers a refreshing, smooth, medium-bodied, infusion with rich, umami and cooked vegetable notes (green beans and zucchini) with refreshing grassy and fruity finish. 

As with all green tea, Shincha Asatsuyu is rich in antioxidants and known for its potential health benefits such as promoting heart health, cancer prevention, boosting the immune system and lowering down blood pressure. 

A rare opportunity to try a masterfully crafted, single cultivar, single origin, Asatsuyu Sencha. Shincha Asatsuyu that will not only enhance your vitality and energy, but will also lift your sprit any time of the day. 

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