Uji Green Tea Otsuusan
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      Uji Sencha Otsūsan

      O-Cha.com is proud to offer the beloved Tsuen blend "Otsūsan," a karigane sencha from Japan’s oldest tea shop, Tsuen Tea, located in Uji. Esteemed as one of the most popular green teas at the Tsuen tea shop, Otsūsan is a special proprietary blend crafted from Yabukita breed karigane sencha. Enhanced with stems from gyokuro leaves, this tea boasts a unique tartness and sharpness in flavor, distinctively setting it apart.

      Otsūsan is known for being a bit sweeter and greener than its counterpart, the Musashi blend, providing a delightfully vibrant tea experience. Its refined sweetness and pronounced green tea characteristics make it a favorite among both new enthusiasts and seasoned connoisseurs.

      Invite the taste of Uji, Japan, into your home with a 100-gram package of Otsūsan. Experience the unique tart and sharp flavors of this esteemed green tea. Try it today and discover why it stands as a highlight in the Tsuen tea lineup.

      This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

      Score: 4.21 (votes: 19)
      Reviews: 17
      4.21|
      • ¥1,600 JPY
      • 16   – Reward points

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      Vorrätig
        • Art.-Nr.
          16146-TN
        • Gewicht
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Medium - Brew w/ care
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          100% Uji
        • Year
          2023
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Proprietary Blend
        • Shading
          Full Sun
        • Steaming
          Medium to Deep
        • Color
          Deep Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Tart
        • Astringency
          Medium
        • Clarity
          Somewhat Cloudy
        • First infusions per Pkg
          22
        • Organic
          Nein
        • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
          .7g per 1oz (30ml)
        • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
          74℃ (165℉)
        • Brew Time (Seconds)
          60
        • Notes
          Supplied to us from Japan's oldest tea shop.

      Product questions

      • Kenton Mullins
        Jun 25, 2016, 05:06

        I know that it is not certified organic, but is the Uji Sencha Otsuusan (SKU 16146) grown pesticide free?

        Kevin Moore
        Jun 26, 2016, 12:36

        I can't say specifically if this particular product was ever grown pesticide free at some point of it's growth cycle, this varies from grower to grower, tea to tea. However, pesticides, when used, are usually used in the late fall and winter before new growth has commenced and spring growth normally does not have pesticide exposure. All Japanese green teas, organic or not, are subject to strict regulations on MRL (minimum residue levels) and are regularly tested for this.

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      • Julijana B.
        Sep 10, 2023, 00:56
        I love this green tea, it's sweet and somewhat strong and not too grassy.
      • Billy Busse
        Jul 21, 2022, 05:38
        This is my favorite sencha. I always include a bag or two in all of my orders. I enjoy it in a tall kyusu when I'm studying. It's a bit astringent with a strong flavor, the karigane blend adds a unique taste and it's overall just excellent. Order in July/August for the freshest batch!
      • Kris Spindler
        May 18, 2021, 16:38
        I find this to be my go-to green tea as my daily drinker. Very easy to brew and is always delicious and thirst-quenching.
      • Leo Kong
        Jul 29, 2020, 12:57
        Brewed as follows (6 grams / 300 mL or 6 grams / 250 mL):
        1. 70 C 60 s : thick brothy taste. Aroma of fresh hay
        2. 80 C 30 s : lighter broth with stronger hay aroma. At times, hints of orchid flowers and mint
        3. 80 C 1 min 45 s: very light broth with light grassy aroma. May benefit from longer infusion depending on taste as it develops astringency but also floweriness.
        4. (Optional): up to 6 minutes 90 C. The result is a more astringent brew and less complexity.

        The tartness is very temperature dependent, and rises as temperature goes down. When the tea is cold, the tartness is not pleasant. The complex changes in tartness, brothiness (umami) and hay aroma as the tea cools is very interesting. Theanine and caffeine levels must be high as mood and energy are greatly elevated after second infusion. Thank you, O-cha, for sourcing this wonderful tea.
      • Sergii Rumiantsev
        Apr 2, 2018, 18:46
        Strong flavor, a little bit sweet, very resonable price. Recommend.
      • Jay Iwasaki
        Oct 25, 2017, 17:44
        One of the best green teas I've ever had. One of the best values as well.

        I'm not so great at describing the flavour, but it's strong without being overpowering. Sweet with umami, generally well rounded. 2nd brewings are also as good as first brewings of some green teas I've tried, which makes this incredibly good value.
      • Denise Fischer
        Sep 4, 2017, 00:25
        This is my daily tea that I have been drinking from O-cha for over five years. I have tried many and this one I prefer and it is reasonably priced.
      • Janet
        Aug 3, 2017, 03:46
        I read O-Cha's comments below and agree completely. I realize I made a mistake in my review. 90C was the kettle temp, not the brewing temp. I agree with all their comments and although I do like this tea brewed slightly hotter, I usually prefer tea brewed with lower temps and times.
        Original post:
        After experimentation, I decided that I preferred this tea brewed with very hard water and a higher brew temperature (about 90C). I also use a rounded 1T to 6oz water. Brewed as directed, it seemed rather flat to me. I tried making it with bottled water at both cooler and warmer temperatures and different amounts of leaf before deciding I preferred it at the higher temp with harder water (my tap water is very hard.) I also do the second infusion for 2 minutes and the third for 4 to 5 minutes. I also found I liked it made with tea treats better than sipping by itself. Hope that helps!
        O-Cha.com Japanese Green Tea & Matcha
        Aug 3, 2017, 10:37
        We think 90 C is too high for this. Brew time is also quite important. Over-boiling water will make tea taste flat, only bring the water to where it's simmering then turn it off. Cool the water down by first pouring the water into the cups, this will also add oxygen to the water. Technique is important.

      O-Cha.com is proud to offer the beloved Tsuen blend "Otsūsan," a karigane sencha from Japan’s oldest tea shop, Tsuen Tea, located in Uji. Esteemed as one of the most popular green teas at the Tsuen tea shop, Otsūsan is a special proprietary blend crafted from Yabukita breed karigane sencha. Enhanced with stems from gyokuro leaves, this tea boasts a unique tartness and sharpness in flavor, distinctively setting it apart.

      Otsūsan is known for being a bit sweeter and greener than its counterpart, the Musashi blend, providing a delightfully vibrant tea experience. Its refined sweetness and pronounced green tea characteristics make it a favorite among both new enthusiasts and seasoned connoisseurs.

      Invite the taste of Uji, Japan, into your home with a 100-gram package of Otsūsan. Experience the unique tart and sharp flavors of this esteemed green tea. Try it today and discover why it stands as a highlight in the Tsuen tea lineup.

      This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

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