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YAKUSHIMA WAKOUCHA | ASATSUYU

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  • If you're discovering the world of wakoucha... try this!  Asatsuyu is a very approachable cultivar, usually expressed in green tea.  This is the first time that we ever encountered an oxidized version of Asatsuyu; during a mid-pandemic, socially distant tea cupping, we cupped this along with a bunch of other random samples.  This tea immediately came up as a must buy.

     

    About the Cultivar.

    Asatsuyu (あさつゆ) is a relatively old cultivar, identified in the 1950’s.  It is known for its vibrantly green colour, relatively low astringency and rich umami; because of it’s vibrancy (even when unshaded) it is sometimes called ‘natural gyokuro’.  Asatsuyu’s ancestors were ‘zairai’ tea trees from southern Kyushu Island.

    Asatsuyu is not the most prolific of Japanese cultivars; because of this reason, it is not one of the most wide spread cultivars.  In Kagoshima, arguably the region where it is most people, Asatsuyu represents less than 10% of the yearly tea production.

     

    Tea Info

    TYPE Black Tea (Wakoucha)
    ORIGIN Yakushima, Kagoshima, Japan
    GPS 30.5ºN 130.4ºE
    TASTING NOTES top notes of warm brown sugar and oaked merlot; lingering candied fruit aftertaste.


    Brewing Guide

    WATER 100℃ | 240ml
    TEA 3g
    STEEP STYLE 75 seconds | >2 steeps (bloom first)
    EQUIPMENT Drip




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    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
     

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    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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