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Hatsutsumi - Premium Loose Leaf Tea

Hatsutsumi - Premium Loose Leaf Tea

Regular price $35.00 USD
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Hatsutsumi is a word that describes the first harvest of the year, meaning this blend is made from the first harvest buds from several different cultivars. Tsuyuhikari and Saemidori both sprout their buds earlier than many more common cultivars like Yabukita, making Hatsutsumi sort of an early, early harvest blended sencha. When brewed it offers a bright green reminiscent of dew on moss and the taste leaves a very faint astringency that our guests have enjoyed at our Tea Master Matcha and Green Tea shop in Downtown Los Angeles. For daily drinking or special occasions, Hatsutsumi is an excellent early harvest blend, easy to prepare and a pleasure to drink.


Please enjoy our guide “How to Hot Green Tea” which features simple instructions and a straightforward description for how to best prepare our Hatsumi Sencha traditionally.

Our guests have found that Hatsutsumi can be brewed up to three times . We’ve found that a first brew of about 80 seconds, a second at 60 seconds, and a third at two minutes (120 seconds) is a nice place to start. For cold options, we’ve found that cold-brewing or pouring over ice are both great options, but if you choose the latter, just brew for about double the time on each infusion. As with all our sencha teas, we do not recommend adding anything (sweetener or milk) to it.

We believe every tea is an invitation to enjoy, explore, and educate. We invite you to be a Tea Master, no matter where you are on your tea journey, and discover a way to prepare this tea that works for you and your tea guests.


Richness: 3/5

Bite: 2/5

Aroma: 3/5

Vibrancy: 3/5

Umami: 4/5

ORIGIN: Yame 八女, Fukuoka Prefecture 福岡県, Japan日本

SIZE: 100 grams (makes 10-20 teapots)

PACKAGING: Non Re-sealable plastic pouch

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