Origin: Japan, Shizuoka Prefecture
Product Description: Sundrop is red buds of SUNROUGE. In addition to common positive effects of green teas, this tea is particularly good for eyes due to its high anthocyanin content. Drink it after heavy PC work, adding citrus, or use it for cooking and making special drinks. It can be used in various ways. It looks like magic when citrus is added, providing a bit of entertainments.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes
The dry leaves have an aroma of nuts and fragrant wood.
The purple-green infusion has a sweet and tart aroma with notes of green vine and something that reminds me of moss. The taste is tangy and earthy.
The taste and aroma were quite different from other green teas from Japan. The first two steepings were intriguing, though I might use fewer leaves or a lower temperature for mellower results. Adding lemon juice turns the infusion bright pink color.