Grown organically in the mountains of Kumamoto prefecture, this 100% organic, medium-steamed green tea (chumushi-cha) brews a light green-yellow cup with an aroma of fresh grass. It has a refreshing, clean flavor and delivers a mild and pleasing astringency on the palate. It is rich in Vitamin C and pairs well with light meals, especially seafood.
Organic Certification: JONA (Japan Organic & Natural Foods Association) per Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).
Origin: Japan, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kikuchi
Harvest Season: May 2022
Sencha is a sensitive green tea; for best results, use water temperature at 175º F. Rather than pouring the water directly from the kettle onto the leaves, it can be poured into a small bowl to cool a little and then poured into the teapot.
We recommend brewing Sencha using the gongfu technique - this method consists of several successive steepings using the same leaves. To achieve multiple steepings, use more leaf (2-3 teaspoons of leaf per 8 ounces of water) and brew for a shorter period of time (30-45 seconds). The brewing time can be reduced for subsequent infusions.
In Japan, the custom is to brew Sencha in a kyusu, a traditional Japanese teapot with a side handle. The small size is ideal for brewing multiple infusions from the same leaf.