Poohblah wrote:I started with the Tenjo. Really really sweet, and the dry leaves smell so fresh and grassy. Keeps going and going IMHO it blows the fuka offerings from the O-Cha OTTI out of the water, although I'll need some more tasting to say for sure.
TIM wrote:Already Chip... Please share why these are so special and how they can blow any other out of the tea water!
Tenryu. This highly regarded and sought after selection is from the most highly regarded single, very small farm in Tenryu, it is hand picked asamushi selection that has oxidized ever so slightly. You may see Tenryu name elsewhere, but it is not from this prized farm!
Tenjo is a very limited fukamushi from a single farm, very fresh and vibrant. Very full flavored and a national award winner (see below).
From our anon (for now at least), extremely reputable source (with Japanese accent ):Well, Tenryu and Tenjo would be good [pairing for this special offering] I think.
Both are from Shizuoka but one is Asamushi and the other is Fukamushi.
One has a hint of oxidization because it's hand picked. And the other has very fresh green taste.
Also I must inform you that the producer of Tenjo recently received the highest award in the nationwide contest and I'm the only one carrying their teas in North America:) They really do know how to make tea.