Sencha green tea leaves from Japan


Premium Sencha

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A bright and refreshing sencha with notes of zucchini, buttered spinach, and sweetgrass, with a lingering sweetness and rich umami.

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First harvest 2023

This premium, first-harvest sencha hails from Chiran area, Kagoshima prefecture, the largest tea production area of Japan, and is one of the leading products of Shimono-en. REI is a bright and refreshing sencha made with a blend of four cultivars (Yutaka Midori, Yabukita, Sae Midori, and Asatsuyu).

This sencha has notes of zucchini, buttered spinach, and sweetgrass, and a lingering sweetness and rich umami characteristics. Subtle notes of snap pea and marjoram support its fragrant liquor. This deep-steamed (fukamushi) sencha should be brewed for about 60 seconds at 70°C.

The very fresh fragrance of this sencha and its pleasing and beautiful green color make it a real jewel. You can still enjoy its quality and complexity after a second and third brews.


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

Brewing Instructions

tea spoons Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
180ml / ~6 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


"We have been farming green tea for three generations and hope to continue to do so for many more to come ! We also want to promote and actively practice environmentally friendly agriculture, which is why we have been certified as "Eco Farmers".

"Eco-Farmer" is the nickname given to farmers whose sustainable farming plans are certified by the prefectural governor and by following a set of guidelines in order to use a little fertilizers and other agrichemicals as possible through the use of natural compost and natural enemy insects.

We are proud to have obtained it and are working hard to bring you the best products in your cup !"

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