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Green Tea

Sencha

Verdant, Smooth, Satisfying From Sasamodo Garden, Shizuoka, Japan Crafted by Tea Maker Yoshiro Okamura
Mellow, sappy and full of spring leaf freshness, this is a classic Japanese green tea. Expertly steamed and rolled, the vibrant, deep green leaves offer a textured infusion with a classically vegetal, umami flavour.
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Sencha

煎茶

Grown throughout the country, Sencha is Japan's most popular style of green tea. The leaves are freshly picked and steamed, halting their natural oxidation and encouraging a rich, green colour. They then go through several stages of precise rolling and drying before the tea is finished. Our Sencha is crafted by tea master Hiromi Wada, from the banks of the Sasama River in Shizuoka, Japan's largest region for tea cultivation. The terroir here is rich and fertile, ensuring an authentic, umami-rich flavour.

  • Cultivar - Yabukita
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep green, whole needles of tea.

  • Aroma

    Creamy sweet, fresh and grassy.

  • In the Cup

    A light and vibrant yellow-green infusion.

  • Taste

    Sweet and refreshing green tea with a satisfying, thick texture.

Origin

Grown throughout the country, Sencha is Japan's most popular style of green tea. The leaves are freshly picked and steamed, halting their natural oxidation and encouraging a rich, green colour. They then go through several stages of precise rolling and drying before the tea is finished. Our Sencha is crafted by tea master Hiromi Wada, from the banks of the Sasama River in Shizuoka, Japan's largest region for tea cultivation. The terroir here is rich and fertile, ensuring an authentic, umami-rich flavour.
  • Cultivar - Yabukita
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep green, whole needles of tea.

  • Aroma

    Creamy sweet, fresh and grassy.

  • In the Cup

    A light and vibrant yellow-green infusion.

  • Taste

    Sweet and refreshing green tea with a satisfying, thick texture.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 2 tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 70°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea twice

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  1. Rating
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    5 days ago

    Authentic taste of Japanese Sencha

    deliciously sweet and fragrant ~ as close as i have come to the authentic taste of Sencha I used to drink in Japan.
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    3 months ago

    My new tea

    I find this tea really fresh and uplifting. What I love about this is that you can resteep it quite a few times and it is still lovely. It is miles away from the supermarket green tea, which is bitter and undrinkable. Considering how little you need, and that you can reuse the needles it is actually very good value.
  3. Rating
    80%

    6 years ago

    well worth a try

    Previously I had sampled Jing's Sencha Supreme until it was no longer available and moved on to this Sencha. I only purchased a relatively small amount, but wished I had bought more as I really like this tea. It is quite silky and has a vibrant fresh green colour. Its taste is sweet and lingering. Also, a small amount goes a long way - well worth the money.
  4. Rating
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    6 years ago

    Beautiful green

    A lovely light grassy taste and earthy aroma. A lovely light green, yellow colour. Taste wonderfully fresh with no lingering after taste.
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    6 years ago

    Great Sencha

    This sencha is excellent, grassy and very tasty, when some senchas can be bland. This one is not in anyway bland. A great tea and an exceptional sench, almost as good as the gyokuro.
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    6 years ago

    Great!

    Ok, this is an expensive tea, but do you know that you can steep it up to 5 times! Quit exceptional... The lower the temperature, less bitter it taste, I use it for a month now and I am addicted to it. The taste is grassy and one of the best seshas ever... So to me it is worth it, and I tried a lot of them...
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    7 years ago

    Lovely

    One of the nicest green teas I have tasted. Quite expensive so wouldn't have it everyday.
  8. Rating
    80%

    8 years ago

    Very nice

    I have bought a few teas on Jing Teas, and this is my first Japanese green. This is fresh, refreshing, but less grassy than other Green teas I have tried. Slightly more pricey than some others and I would say this is not totally justified, but I do like having a few different flavours of green tea of which this is a very nice variant.
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