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Green Tea

NEW Sencha Reiwa

Complex, Umami, Invigorating From Ishiyama's Garden, Shizuoka, Japan Crafted by Tea Maker Kimio Ishiyama

A supreme grade of Shincha Sencha picked in spring 2021. Refreshingly complex and sappy with deep, savoury umami and intense vegetal sweetness in a concentrated, smooth infusion.

NEW Sencha Reiwa

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Translating as ‘beautiful harmony’, our Sencha Reiwa is made by tenth-generation tea farmer, Kimio Ishiyama, who was honoured by being chosen to grow tea for newly crowned Japanese Emperor Naruhito in the first year of the Reiwa era in 2019. Crafted in small batches, this outstanding steamed green tea encapsulates Ishiyama’s skills and experience. Located in Kawane, Ishiyama’s garden occupies just 1.5 hectares, but this is land where tea bushes have been growing for more than 400 years. It’s fed by the Oi river as it passes from the high Minami-Alps on its way out to the Pacific Ocean. Tiny by conventional standards, this garden sits in a region with a mountainous terroir that keeps plots small.

  • Cultivar - Saemidori
  • Picked - Spring – 21st April 2021
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep green, whole needles of tea.

  • Aroma

    Fresh and grassy with marine notes.

  • In the Cup

    A vibrant green infusion.

  • Taste

    Intense umami and vegetal flavours in a smooth, thick green tea.

Origin

Translating as ‘beautiful harmony’, our Sencha Reiwa is made by tenth-generation tea farmer, Kimio Ishiyama, who was honoured by being chosen to grow tea for newly crowned Japanese Emperor Naruhito in the first year of the Reiwa era in 2019. Crafted in small batches, this outstanding steamed green tea encapsulates Ishiyama’s skills and experience. Located in Kawane, Ishiyama’s garden occupies just 1.5 hectares, but this is land where tea bushes have been growing for more than 400 years. It’s fed by the Oi river as it passes from the high Minami-Alps on its way out to the Pacific Ocean. Tiny by conventional standards, this garden sits in a region with a mountainous terroir that keeps plots small.
  • Cultivar - Saemidori
  • Picked - Spring – 21st April 2021
  • Oxidisation level - 0%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Deep green, whole needles of tea.

  • Aroma

    Fresh and grassy with marine notes.

  • In the Cup

    A vibrant green infusion.

  • Taste

    Intense umami and vegetal flavours in a smooth, thick green tea.

The perfect cup

  • To prepare using the senchadō method, measure 6g or 2 tsp per cup (120ml)
  • Heat water to 60°C
  • Infuse tea for 1 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea up to 4 times

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    21 days ago

    Nice

    I liked this tea it tastes like gyokuro tea. It’s a strong rich green tea. Would buy again. Would like the option of a bigger packet size.