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Kabuse-cha from Asamiya, Kôshun cultivar

Type of tea : Kabuse-cha
Origin : Kami-Asamiya, Shigaraki town, Kôga city, Shiga prefecture
Cultivar : Kôshun
Harvest : May 26, 2017
Kabuse-cha from Asamiya, Kôshun cultivar

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Asamiya is in Shiga Prefecture, very close to Wazuka and Uji-tawara in Kyôto Prefecture. It is an area with a very long history of tea production.
Kôshun is still a rare cultivar, but it is famous for its very special fragrance. It is almost never found outside of Shizuoka, and is generally grown unshaded. This kabuse-cha was shaded for twelve days.

The sweet, green fragrance typical of kabuse-chas is what we notice at first after infusing this tea. However, much richer, more original scents soon emerge to charm the nasal passages. There are quite unusual sweet, velvety floral aromas, alternating between confections and very mellow aromatic herbs. Connoisseurs will recognize in this the fragrance typical of the Kôshun cultivar, which, mixed with the sweet flavours of kabuse-cha, creates a whole new sensation.
As a fine kabuse-cha, this tea is not astringent in the mouth. There is umami, with no heaviness, and a lovely bouquet of sweet, floral scents.
The second infusion is more vegetal overall.
Although it is not pretentious, this unusual kabuse-cha from Asamiya is very aromatic, benefitting from the qualities of the excellent Kôshun cultivar.

Brewing suggestion
  • Quantity of leaves: 4g / 1.3 tsp
  • Quantity of water : 70ml / 1/3 cup
  • Water temperature : 70°C / 1586°F
  • Brewing time : 70s

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Kabuse-cha from Asamiya, Kôshun cultivar

USD $14.67  / 100g

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