Sencha green tea leaves from Japan

REI

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REI
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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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Description

2024 first harvest 

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.


Information

Net Weight: 50g
Harvest: 2024
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 leaves Tea for 2
6g / 0.21 oz

water dosimeter Water
180ml / ~6 fl oz

tea spoons Temperature
70C / 158F

time iconTime
60s


Tasting Guide

Aromatic Profiles

SHIMONO KOKI


"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 !"


What Customers say

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AZ
04/07/2024
Alexander Z.
United States

modestly sweet

A somewhat sweeter sencha, less than Yana. If you find Yana overpowering this may fit the bill better. I'm still experimenting with steeping times and temperatures to refine the flavor to my liking.

JT
02/06/2024
john t.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good Quality Tea

Another very nice tasting tea with a quite deep rich flavour

A Ikkyu Tea Customer
GJ
06/07/2023
Gretchan J.
United States United States

Delicious low-caffeine sencha

My favorite are the organic senchas for their best practices, but Rei lured me away! It's a delicious afternoon tea that I enjoy every time.

M
01/18/2023
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Germany Germany

REI

Very fresh taste with high amounts of umami. One of my personal favorites.

JK
07/18/2022
Jesse K.

REI

Awesome sencha with a fun complexity that brings something for everyone. The blend of different cultivars yields a really interesting profile that represents good umami and vegetal, grassy sweetness. Smell is amazing. Great sencha to try for beginners!

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