The Asatsuyu Tea Cultivar

Asatsuyu is Japanese tea cultivar which is primarily used to produce sencha and gyokuro green tea.

It was first registered in 1953 and was one of the first registered Japanese tea cultivars.

The name translates to ‘Morning Dew’.

Unfortunately, this tea cultivar is susceptible to frost damage and has a low yield compared to other varieties, such as yabukita.

Alternate Names

  • Morning Dew
  • Natural Gyokuro

Aroma & Flavor Profile

The flavor profile of the asatsuyu tea cultivar is usually grassy, with notes of mint, snap pea, umami and a general sweetness.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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