朝露 / Imperial Shizuoka Sencha, Kakegawa, Asatsuyu
- Name: Imperial Shizuoka Sencha, Kakegawa, Asatsuyu
- Japanese name: 朝露
- Ingredients: Green tea
- Net weight: 100g / 3.52 oz (sample sized packed by Yunomi)
- Harvest: --
- Region: Shizuoka
There is little astringent in the tea leaves of "Morning dew (Asatsuyu)" variety, with a lot of umami ingredients. There is a smooth sweetness, aka "natural gyokuro" also called high-quality tea.
In 1892, Dobashien's founder Tetsugoro Dobashi established a small tea shop in a quiet residential district on the outskirts of Tokyo. As the city expanded, the area known as Akasaka-Mitsuke became one of the city's elite districts with ryotei, luxury Japanese restaurants, hosting meetings between powerful politicians. At these ryotei, only the best tea leaves from Shizuoka and other parts of Japan are served.