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Japan 'Sun Rouge' Purple Sencha Green Tea


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.

Tasting Notes:
- Fruity taste
- Some grassy notes

Harvest: Spring 2023

Organic: Non-certified organic farming

Origin: Tokunoshima Island, Japan
Tea Factory: Shizuoka, Japan

Sourced: Direct from the factory

Steamed: Light (Asamushi)
Cultivar: Sun Rouge

Brewing Advice:
- 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

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