Tsugaru apples are known for being some of the sweetest. They’re grown at the foot of Mount Iawaki in the Tsugaru region of Aomori prefecture, which produces the most and the highest quality apples in Japan. Tsugaru apples are a cross between the Golden Delicious and Kougyoku varieties. They’re some of the most popular in Japan due to their crisp, firm flesh as well as their high sugar and low acidity content.
This here is Lupicia Tsugaru Apple Green Tea.
Steeping 2.5g of looseleaf in 200 ml of water at 75°C yields a translucent yellow liquor that gives an intensely sweet smell, with the sweetness of the apples coming through from the first sip along with the crisp and juicy notes apples at peak ripeness. There’s none of the tartness you find in many apple teas, yet the tea is not overly sweet — it’s a sweetness that’s just enough to be refreshing. The flavour of Tsugaru apples in the head carries — in equal measure, without interfering — the vegetal notes of the green tea that emerge towards the end of the body and recede in the aftertaste leaving only a pleasant hint of the crisp sweetness of the Tsugaru apples.
This bag of Lupicia Tsugaru Apple Green Tea contained 50 g. The tea originated in Japan and was purchased in Melbourne, Australia in 2014.