Tsuyu Hikari means Shining Dew, and your first steeping will show you why. It is a cross between two of our most popular cultivars, Shizu-7132 and Asatsuyu. Tsuyu Hikari was first developed in 1970 and is widely cultivated in Shizuoka but rarely grown elsewhere. The hallmarks of the Tsuyu Hikari cultivar are: a flowery aroma, strong sweetness in flavor, and very low astringency.
This Tsuyu Hikari is coming from Taruwaki-san, a 2nd generation tea farmer, whose secret to making incredible tea is ensuring that the tea field is in symbiosis with nature. His farm, located in mountainous Kawane, Shizuoka, has been operating with no use of pesticides since 1990 and no chemical fertilizers since 2002 (full organic since 2002) The average elevation of his fields are 630m (just over 2,000 ft) placing them among the highest elevation of commercial tea fields in Japan. The mountains of Kawane have produced many national award-winning teas. The town lies along the Ooi River, offering plentiful water and abundant nutrients. In addition, the regular temperature difference of 18°F between day and night helps to make delightfully aromatic tea.
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- Limited Edition
- Net Weight: 50g
- Style: Chumushi (Medium-Steamed)
- Season: Spring harvest 2020
- Aroma: Flowery, perfumy fragrance marked by notes of passion fruit, sakura, and mint
- Body: Medium-balanced
- Flavor: vegetal with nice umami, very slight astringency with notes of summer squash
- Finish: Bright emerald/spring green