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Briskness Body Aroma
3 3 3
Our Review
The Kaburagi family has sold to Americans for over 110 years. They are well known in Tokyo and throughout Japan as a pre-eminent supplier of tea. They supply this pleasant Sencha from central Shizuoka. To keep the price somewhat reasonable, we choose teas from the middle of the season. John Harney drank this tea everyday for over 10 years. He valued the pleasant flavor and the antioxidants.
Dry Leaves The leaves from this tea are a medium lime green color. Since this is a traditional sencha (futsumushi) the leaves are more identifiable than in the deep steamed (fukamushi).
Liquor The liquor is a medium green, not as intense as the Ichiban. The green is a truer green than the Bancha, which tends more towards yellow.
Aroma Our Japanese Sencha has pleasant spinachy notes, with slight roast flavors that are similar to toasted bread.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body As a mid-season Sencha, this green tea has good levels of amino acids and more body than most green teas.
Flavors This is a very pleasant green tea. The mild vegetal flavors with light accents of citrus and toast make this a tea that can handle all your moods - every day.
Brewing Time 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temperature 160° F

Japanese Sencha

We call this tea Japanese Sencha because not all Sencha on the market is from Japan. Our Sencha is a very fine one from the central Shizuoka province, and can be found in many homes in Tokyo. It is a pleasant and approachable green tea – a fine choice for everyday, in the way our founder John Harney always began his mornings with this cup. Kosher.
We call this Japanese Sencha because not all Sencha sold is from Japan. This is a nice blend of teas from the central Shizuoka province, and it is a very pleasant everyday tea. In fact our Founder, John Harney, starts everyday with this green tea.
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Japanese Sencha – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-040
$3.00
Japanese Sencha – Loose Tea, 4 oz Tin
SKU: 44273
$12.00
Japanese Sencha – Loose Tea, 8 oz Tin
SKU: 48048
$23.00
Japanese Sencha – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41678
$40.00
Japanese Sencha – Tea Sachets, Classic Tin of 20
SKU: 35475
$10.50
Japanese Sencha – Wrapped Tea Sachets, Box of 20
SKU: 35557
$11.50
Japanese Sencha – Tea Sachets, Bag of 50
SKU: 50518
$25.00
Japanese Sencha – Tea Bags, Box of 20
SKU: 30093
$6.50
Japanese Sencha – Tea Bags, Box of 50
SKU: 10121
$12.00

Quick Overview

We call this Japanese Sencha because not all Sencha sold is from Japan. This is a nice blend of teas from the central Shizuoka province, and it is a very pleasant everyday tea. In fact our Founder, John Harney, starts everyday with this green tea.

Customer Reviews

Luis

4/9/16

Beautiful Green Tea
Average Review:

Most of the green teas I have had are usually too dark or far too light, but this one is like the perfect amount of green. The body is definitely a little on the thicker side, but not heavy, just well.. more body, but it is perfect. As far as the aroma goes it is awesome, I love the smell it emits. I find that if steeped properly the briskness is not severe at all, it is mild. I think I would give it a 2 on Mike's Rating table (for briskness) because a 3 makes it seem like it has far too much of a vegetal taste. Overall this is a great tea and I use it as my base for any green tea since I think it is nearly perfect. If anyone is trying green for the first time or you tried green but didn't like it I would totally recommend giving this a try, it is fantastic :)

The Richness

3/27/15

Great tea! Great experience!
Average Review:

I love the silken sachet! It makes one feel regal when sipping it. I own dresses not made as well as that sachet, so I felt guilty getting it wet. Great tea!

Alex

3/24/15

My everyday go-to
Average Review:

One of the first Japanese green teas I tried. I drink this at least twice daily. By far the best green tea I've tried for the price.

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