Aurora Asanoka | Green Tea
The cup has the richness of butter, but it’s light and clean like spring water. A grassiness is pervasive all the way through, as it should be, but just enough to satisfy and never bitter. Classy Japanese sencha.
Produced in the spring of 2023 by our friends at the Otsuka Green Tea Co. It’s a lightly-steamed “asamushi” sencha from the Asanoka cultivar growing in the Miyazaki prefecture of Japan. The plants were shaded to limit sun exposure ten days prior to harvest. These shaded teas are called “kabusecha” and bring desirable changes to the leaf before picking. The Asanoka cultivar is hybrid of the popular Japanese Yabukita cultivar and Chinese Hiramizu cultivar. It accounts for less than 1% of the total production in Japan.
Ingredients: green tea
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 175°F | Steep 2 min.
Kyusu Teapot Instructions
1st Steep - 10 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 40 seconds
2nd Steep - 10 grams | 8 oz water | 175°F | Steep 10 seconds
Number of Cups
2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups