Sencha - Sun Rouge from Kagoshima

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Amount: 30 grams
Origin: Kagoshima
Cultivar: Sun Rouge
Shipping from: Japan
Sun Rouge is a novel variety of Japanese tea that was registered as a new cultivar in 2011. Its name, which translates to "Sun Rouge," is inspired by the image of lipstick ("rouge") and the way its red buds flourish under the sun ("sun").

The vibrant red color of the tea leaves is a result of intense sunlight and long exposure to it. Because of these specific conditions, Sun Rouge can only be cultivated in tropical regions like Tokunoshima, making it a rare and limited-production tea.

The red color of Sun Rouge is attributed to an anthocyanin called delphinidin. Anthocyanins, a type of polyphenol, are known for their antioxidant properties and potential benefits in reducing eye fatigue. While most teas contain only small amounts of anthocyanins, Sun Rouge is rich in them.

Additionally, Sun Rouge is abundant in catechins, well-known components of green tea that contribute to its bitterness. Catechins offer various health benefits, including antioxidant, antibacterial properties, cholesterol reduction, fat loss, anti-allergic effects, and the ability to regulate blood pressure.

As mentioned above, Sun Rouge has various health benefits, but a little tricky thing is that when brewed as a leaf tea, the astringency is marked. So, we offer this Sun Rouge in a powdered form. Recommended way to drink is to mix with sparkling water for a refreshing and clear taste.

Another fascinating aspect of Sun Rouge is its interaction with acidic substances like lemon or lime juice. Adding just a few drops of these juices to the tea after it's been mixed with sparkling water, plain water, or hot water causes a striking red color change, due to the anthocyanin content. This not only adds a visual appeal but also enhances the drinking experience, making it a delightful and healthful choice.


We store our inventory in two locations: Japan and the United States. This is because we currently have a large customer base in America. In the future, we plan to expand our distribution centers to other countries. For details on shipping methods and delivery charges, please click here.

We strive to deliver our products to our customers as quickly and affordably as possible by stocking them in both Japan and the United States wherever feasible. However, for tea leaves that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, we ensure shipping from our temperature-controlled warehouses in Japan to maintain their quality.

Most of the teas we sell now are 15-30g. The reason is that we want you to enjoy exploring a variety of teas. We offer a multi-purchase discount on all teas, 10% for 3units and 20% for 5units at checkout.
If you want to buy a larger amount, such as 3oz at a time, please consider purchasing multiple units. With our multi-purchase discount, it will be more economical for your purchase.

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