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Tsutsuji Sencha | つつじ煎茶



Packaging Size: 50g Bag

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About Tsutsuji Sencha | つつじ煎茶

Description: Tsutsuji is hand-picked and machine processed to be shown competitively at tea fairs in Japan. Laser focused and round on the palate with a balanced umami and sugar pea like sweetness. A very easier brewer that exemplifies the best of Fukuoka tea.

What is so special about this tea? Teas produced specifically for competitive tea fairs in Japan are known as "Shuppin-cha" [出品茶] or "Hinpyoukai-cha" [品評会茶] and Tsutsuji is one of them. Teas of this caliber are meant to showcase the skill of the producer and while they don't make up a large percentage of the volume of a tea makers yearly sales, they are considered extremely important. Tsutsuji is a lighter steamed tea that undergoes less "hiire" than traditional Yame Sencha. The beautiful fine glossy leaves are extremely uniform and the brewed color of the tea glows in a subdued manner that exudes sophistication. The name Tsutsuji is a reference to the flower of the blooms in spring, right around the same time that this tea is harvested. Of you are looking to try one of the great teas of Kyushu, We absolutely recommend Tsutsuji.

Recommended for: One of our sweetest most refined sencha.



Notes on Production

 

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Competition Grade Sencha

Cultivars: Saemidori



Tasting Notes

Spring Field | Wilted Greens | Fresh Wildflower


Origin

Fukuoka, Japan



Brewing Instructions


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Customer Reviews

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D.S.
Glorious

This tea is a stunner. It's clean, bright and happy. Distinctive notes of pandan, especially when brewed at 180.

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C.C.
Fantastic tea

All the notes mentioned above surrounding this wondrous tea are spot on! There is such fantastic clarity in the cup and each note presents itself so clearly. For me this tea is a true treasure!

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