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Traditional Sencha Green Tea

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A truly mild "any time" tea.  Goes well with all light and medium meals, as well as with sweets and snacks.

A cup of sencha

Sencha is undoubtedly the most popular tea in Japan, and is considered to be one of the most aromatic and delicious of all green teas. 

Made from the finest "first flush" spring harvest. Grown, harvested and processed by traditional farmers in lush green highlands of Kyushu island in Southern Japan.

Net Weight: 100 grams 
Product of Japan

Type: Loose Leaf Green Tea 
Variety: Sencha
Region: Nichinan, Kyushu island, Japan
Color: Yellow/green
Flavor: Mildly sweet and aromatic


Certified Organic

jas-logo-80.jpgThis tea is certified as organic by the government of Japan. All plant-based organic products produced in Japan must be compliant with Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS). The compliance process includes a rigorous application process as well as regular on-site inspections.


How to Brew a Perfect Cup

  • Use good water, and a non-reactive kettle.
  • Brew with simmering (not boiling) water.
  • Do not brew for too long.  A couple of minutes will do.
  • Do NOT stir, shake or mix the tea while brewing.

1 - Add Tea to Teapot

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Add tea leaves to the empty teapot. One teaspoonful per cup is sufficient. However, you may adjust the amount depending on your own taste.

2 - Add Near Boiling Water to Cups

Pour hot water from kettle into each cup. Let the water cool down a bit in each cup for about 2 minutes. 

3 - Pour Water from Cups into Teapot

Close the lid of the teapot. Let the tea brew for about 1-2 minutes. You may adjust the time for what suits your palate best. DO NOT stir, shake or mix the tea while brewing.

4 - Serve and Enjoy!

Pour small amounts of tea into each cup at a time, and go around until the very last drop is poured. Japanese firmly believe that the last drop of tea determines its taste as a whole! 

You can add hot water again to the teapot for a second, or even a third brewing.


About Water Quality

If your tap water tastes bad, then so probably will your tea, regardless of its quality!

You should use fresh, good quality water without a lot of minerals (but not distilled water) to get the best flavor out of your tea. If using tap water, let it run cold for at least 10 seconds before using it.

Using a Non-reactive Kettle

Japanese green teas (and indeed all teas,) should be prepared in kettles made from a material that is as non-reactive as possible. The material your kettle is made of can chemically react with water, and cause contamination.  

Aluminum kettles should definitely to be avoided. Aluminum is a reactive material which has been proven to cause toxic contamination. Glass, ceramic, stainless steel, enamel, marble or cast iron are excellent non-reactive, non-toxic materials.


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  1. fantastic. loved it.

    Posted by helena on 11th Feb 2016

    excellent sencha! tastes so authentic, exactly like the tea i had when i visited japan. pleasantly grassy, smooth and savory with light sweetness. highly recommended!


  2. great tea

    Posted by azeema on 10th Dec 2015

    So fortunate to find this kind of JAS certified high quality sencha for good price.


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