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Organic Asanoka, Single Estate


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Asanoka is a special cultivar with a unique fragrance. This tea's name means "Morning Aroma," but is also sometimes called "Senkou Ka" which means "Incense Stick Aroma." The brewed tea has a pronounced scent that is reminiscent of Thai Basil and Honeysuckle flowers with a hint of brine. Grown only in Kagoshima prefecture, Asanoka is the result of a cross between Yabukita and a Chinese tea cultivar.

Our Organic Asanoka is a single estate and grown in volcanic-ash based soil. The farmer takes extra care with his tea fields, growing his plants with a special organic fertilizer that he makes himself. The region of Kagoshima where it was grown has a high temperature difference between day and night which helps the tea develop a deeper flavor that is vegetal and umami with a light sweetness and without much bitterness. It has a brothy and herbaceous flavor with a finish that is floral with a light astringency. Use 3 grams dry weight of tea leaves (approx. 1 scant teaspoon) per 6 ounces of water heated to 170-180°F, steeping for 3 minutes.  This tea can handle multiple infusions.
  • Model: G-OA-1

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 30 June, 2019.