Steamed Tama-ryokucha Asatsuyu

(2 customer reviews)


Since the bushes from which it is harvested are protected from sunlight during cultivation, this steamed tama-ryokucha from Ureshino in Saga Prefecture belongs to the kabuse-cha category. The Asatsuyu cultivar is sometimes also called “a natural gyokuro” since teas produced from this species tend to offer a brew that possesses impact, a good liquor-color, and a powerfully-sweet flavor. The covering has been conducted according to traditional methods, using woven-straw matting to block out the sunlight and thereby enhance the sweetness in the leaves.



Origin: Ureshino, Saga, Japan (single estate).
Cultivar: Asatsuyu cultivar.
Harvest: Spring 2017.
Type: Kabusecha green tea / loose leaf.
Additional impressions: Sweet corn aroma; Lavishly sweet and savory; Fiery scent of the cauldron; Hay; Slightly herbal.

Brewing Method
Measurements per person.

・Amount of tea :3g
・Water temperature:70℃
・Water amount:100cc
・Steep duration:60sec


Weight50 g



2 reviews for Steamed Tama-ryokucha Asatsuyu

  1. Ahasja

    I prepared the tea as recommended: 100ml, 70°C, 60sec. The result was amazing! A very impressive, sharp taste of vegetables and grass without any bitternis. The aftertaste was in a good way sweet and stayed long in my mouth. Very pleasant! But then followed the disappointment: The 2nd infusion, (70°C, just a few seconds) came out very flat. The aftertaste was still pleasant, but compared to the first infusion the overall taste was disappointing. Also the 3rd infusion (80°C, 30sec.) came out very flat. With the sample I had, I could prepare the tea two more times and I changed the parameters for the 1st brew (60°C, 60sec and one time 70°C, 40sec.) – but the best result I got with the parameters given on the sample. But that means, to have just one amazing infusion.

  2. Patti (verified owner)

    I keep reordering this tea again and again- it is my favorite Japanese Green tea !
    I am brewing with spring water, 80C for one minute. I usually make only 2 infusions, and they are both delicious, savory and sweet, with no bitterness. Tyas-san recommends 70C, but I prefer 80C.
    The color is bright spring green and the aroma is delicious. One of the best organic green teas from Japan (according to me)

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