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Asahi Tencha | 朝日碾茶



Packaging Size: 20g Bag

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About Asahi Tencha | あさひ碾茶

Description: We are excited to offer an unblended 100% Asahi cultivar Tencha. Tencha refers to the unmilled form of matcha (one step before grinding). - the leaves have been cultivated in the shade of traditional rice straw coverings, hand-picked, and gently processed. We describe the flavor as the "Bass note" of matcha - a glimpse of the heart and soul of our Asahi Honzu Matcha.

What is so special about this tea? Single cultivar matcha is still incredibly rare to find in the consumer market place and unground Tencha even more so. Due to the wonderful relationship we have cultivated with the producer, several kilograms a year are made available to us. Brewing this tea takes some focus and a bit more time than regular tea, but the results are astounding. A crystalline brew with the sweetest finish of any tea in our catalog. The incredible skill that went into the garden management, harvest and production of this tea make it one of the most astounding products we've come across [the 2019 version of this won the Kyoto National Tea Fair #1 Tencha]

Recommended for: Lovers of Gyokuro who want to explore another side of shaded tea



Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Pinnacle grade, 100% Asahi Tencha. Straw shaded, 25+ days shading, hand harvested.

Cultivars: Asahi



Tasting Notes

Sweet Corn | Elegant Umami | Citrus


Origin

Uji, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
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F.Z.
Amazing tea

An impressive Asahi Tencha, full of umami 😊

T
T.R.
Pleasant, but not my favorite

The umami that the tasting notes promised was definitely present, but overall this tea was subtler than I had hoped for. In particular we found that the third brew was far milder than other similar teas, even when we extended the steep time. Enjoyable, but I prefer some of Kettl's other offerings like the Miyabi sencha.

M
M.
Supreme sweet and umami notes

I purchased Asahi tencha based on the tasting notes of full sweetness and umami and no astringency. It is a most delightful green tea with an elegance that is classic and refined. The first pot I always make according to the package directions, and from there I adjust according to my tastes. My preference is for slightly less tea, though I do, depending on mood, return to package directions from time to time. Highly recommend this tea; I will order it again and again. Thank you, Kettl, for working with such a dedicated grower. Please give him my gratitude on your next visit.

D
D.M.
Fantastic Yea

Loved it

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
75%
(3)
0%
(0)
25%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
F
F.Z.
Amazing tea

An impressive Asahi Tencha, full of umami 😊

T
T.R.
Pleasant, but not my favorite

The umami that the tasting notes promised was definitely present, but overall this tea was subtler than I had hoped for. In particular we found that the third brew was far milder than other similar teas, even when we extended the steep time. Enjoyable, but I prefer some of Kettl's other offerings like the Miyabi sencha.

M
M.
Supreme sweet and umami notes

I purchased Asahi tencha based on the tasting notes of full sweetness and umami and no astringency. It is a most delightful green tea with an elegance that is classic and refined. The first pot I always make according to the package directions, and from there I adjust according to my tastes. My preference is for slightly less tea, though I do, depending on mood, return to package directions from time to time. Highly recommend this tea; I will order it again and again. Thank you, Kettl, for working with such a dedicated grower. Please give him my gratitude on your next visit.

D
D.M.
Fantastic Yea

Loved it