Sencha green tea leaves from Japan


Competition Sencha

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This competition-grade sencha from Chiran is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. Deep-steamed, with low caffeine levels, a rare and delicious treat.

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First harvest 2023

This fukamushi sencha is of the highest quality and has been presented to national competitions. After harvest, leaves are deep-steamed so that both umami and sweetness can be fully expressed. This sencha is a blend of two rare cultivars, sae midori and yukata midori, that easily thrive in the mild and warm climate of Chiran area (Kagoshima).

Its rich taste, freshness and lack of bitterness makes it a true jewel that will bring you real pleasure and happiness. Its high theanine contents will allow your body to relax and its very low amounts of caffeine will let you enjoy this unique and incredible tea all day long.


Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2023
Origin: 100% Japanese tea from Chiran
Quality and type: Competition Sencha
Organic: No
Cultivars: Sae-Midori, Yutaka-midori
Conservation: 1 year unopened
Optimal tasting: within 6 weeks after opening

Brewing Instructions

tea spoons Tea for 2
4g / 0.14 oz

water dosimeter Water
160ml / ~5.41 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
70C / 158F

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Aromatic Profiles

Body level Body
Floral aroma floral
Umami level Umami
Fruity aroma Fruity


roast tasting Roasted
nutty tasting Nutty
woody tasting Woody / Earthy
woody tasting Vegetal
woody tasting Grassy

Producer Information


In 1942 the first generation Eiyu Nagayama established the Nagayama tea factory, the second generation Nagayama Akira cleared up forests and expanded our fields.

After that, Akio Nagayama commited to continue improving our tea quality. And now, the 4th generation through the efforts of Nagayama Kazuhiro, we have been certfied JGAP and ISO9001.

We are located in Ei-Cho at the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture, the annual average temperature is 17 ° C and the climate is mild.

Our tea plant is located in a mountain above 250 meters in altitude with morning and evening fog, day and night temperature difference, wet soil and moderate solar radiation, is the ideal natural environment for tea trees.

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