A completely unique sencha with a fruity taste which accompanies the usual grassy notes associated with sencha.
This sencha is produced from the cultivar 'Sun Rouge' released in 2009 after 9 years of research. The cultivar was produced by crossing v. sinensis with taliensis to produce a cultivar which grows purple tea leaves.
The tea is noted for turning bright pink when a drop of lemon is added to the brewed tea.
- Fruity taste
- Some grassy notes
Harvest: Summer 2016
Origin: Kagoshima, Japan
Sourced: Specialist Japanese wholesaler
Cultivar: Sun Rouge
- Heat water to roughly 70°C/158°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 45-60 seconds
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag