This tea is produced from tea leaves that harvested on and around eighty-eighth day from “Risshun”, a setting-in of spring. Less astringent taste and more sweet aroma compared to the regular Fukamushi-cha. The variety of tea plant is Yabukita.
This Shizuoka guricha has a natural sweetness and dark green appearance. It is very different from traditional guricha and more closely resembles a fukamushi. The flavor holds up well. I’m on my 4th steep.