Kabusecha Tsuyuhikari Narao


This tea received Jury’s Special Prize at the Nihoncha Award 2019.

This single-origin Kabusecha is grown in one of the highest tea areas in Japan, at an altitude of 600 meters, where it snows in winter.

To bring out a rich sweetness, the tea bushes for this tea are shaded with synthetic black cloth for 20 days before harvest – longer than regular Kabusecha, which is shaded for one to two weeks. It’s almost Gyokuro.

Tsuyuhikari is a rare cultivar that has a rich sweetness. Whereas tea from this cultivar is usually deep-steamed during the tea production process, Mori-san, the producer of this tea, steamed it lightly to preserve the fresh mountain aroma.

Mori-san says “I grew this tea like it was my own child.” This tea is sweet like his personality:)


Tea Type: Kabusecha

Cultivar: Tsuyuhikari
Cross between Asatsuyu and Shizu 7132

Origin: Narao, Shizuoka Prefecture

Manufacturer: Naganori Mori

Harvest: spring 2022


Sweetness  ★★★★☆

Astringency ★☆☆☆☆

Body           ★★★☆☆

Aroma        ★★★☆☆

Size: 50g/1.8oz

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