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Asatsuyu Organic Kabuse Sencha, Satsumasendai, 50g - 2022 1st Harvest

Asatsuyu Organic Kabuse Sencha - 2022 1st Harvest
Origin: Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Cultivar: Asatsuyu
Asatsuyu ("Morning Dew") Sencha is also a Kabusecha (Covered Tea) grown with the tea plants undergoing a period of shading before harvest, similar to Gyokuro. Gyokuro may be shaded longer (3-4 weeks,) and more completely than a Kabuse Sencha, which might be shaded for a week or two at most, allowing it to occupy a space between Sencha and Gyokuro. This Kabuse Sencha is a soft and smooth, full body tea with low astringency, mellow amami (sweetness,) and mild grassy notes.

Satsumasendai is located in western Kagoshima Prefecture facing out to the Koshikijima Islands and beyond to the East China Sea. Also cut by the large Sendai River, it experiences warm breezes and an early growing season. Organic tea production in the area has increased in recent years.