Sencha Asanoka

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Grown from the remarkable Asanoka cultivar, this tea is from Kagoshima - a Japanese island closer to Seoul than to Tokyo. Its vibrant green liquor defines “umami,” with velvety notes of edamame, watercress and a surprisingly sweet finish.

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  • 1.5-2.0 tsp per 8 oz of water, 155°F, 1.0-1.5 min

    • This tea epitomizes the "umami" flavor possible in a Japanese green tea
    • In China the size consistency of tea leaves is an important visual aspect of determining quality
    • The more consistently shaped and sized Dragon Well green tea, the more expensive the tea
    • For Sencha, the quality determiner is the richest, savory umami flavor
    • To achieve this, the Japanese blend teas from different tea plantations and use many different sized pieces of Sencha tea leaves
    • Asanoka is a benchmark Sencha flavor experience
    • Parmesan or Romano cheese
    • Sushi or sashimi
    • Scallops, shrimp, lobster and any fresh fish
    • Wild mushrooms
    • edamame, asparagus, green beans
    • Any dark or milk chocolate dessert
    • Dark chocolate truffles or mousse
  • Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture green tea: 100%

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