HIGH-GRADE ORGANIC SENCHA
Irie-san’s 35+ years of experience producing chemical- and pesticide-free green tea truly shows with this stunning sencha. This tea is grown at 600 meters above sea level which allows the tea leaves to absorb more nutrients, minerals, and vitamins. This pleasant and well-balanced sencha is a great everyday option. Subtle notes of persimmon and toasted almond accent a smooth liquor with notes of steamed bok choy and sweet grass.
“Jun” is one of the few organic teas from the Yame area. This tea is definitely one of our favorite and probably the best one to discover and enjoy Japanese green tea.
Made in small quantities by a farmer who relies on the sole power of nature, it is an exceptional and rare tea that even our clients in Japan are surprised to discover. Irie san’s tea has passed the most stringent tests, including those set up in Germany, making it a perfectly safe and healthy beverage to enjoy.
100% Japanese tea from Yame
Quality and Type
High-Grade Organic Sencha
Yes, JAS and EUROFINS certification
First harvest 2021
A sweet-tasting tea is a very light tea that leaves a sensation of natural sweetness in the mouth.
Although there is no official translation of the word “umami”, some call it “savory taste”: it leaves a mild and lasting pleasant brothy after taste and is recognized as one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). It also induces salivation and a furriness sensation on the tongue, stimulating the throat, the roof and the back of the mouth.
The natural bitterness of green tea comes from the way it is made. Unlike black and oolong teas, green teas are made from the unfermented leaves of the tea plant, which keeps the antioxidants intact, but also gives them the bitter taste. This bitterness can be regulated with the water temperature : the higher the more bitter and vice-versa.
Caffeine is a naturally-occurring stimulant, found in several plants. Caffeine is water soluble, and is extracted into the brewed cup when preparing tea. In most cases, tea has much less caffeine than coffee.
Catechins are a type of polyphenol (EGCG) and are the main astringency component in green tea, long known as tannins. In order to release more catechins you will need higher brewing temperature at around 80 but this will also increase the astringency and bitterness of your tea because of the caffeine. Dont use such temperatures for Gyokuro.
L-theanine (here referred to as theanine) is an amino acid that has a relaxing, but not sedating, effect. It is renowned for its ability to put you in the ideal state of calm attentiveness. It can sharpen focus, while reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being. Theanine can interact with caffeine, allowing a smaller dose of caffeine to have a stronger effect in terms of boosting concentration and alertness.
The fragrance of a cup of green tea can vary from a highly roasted aroma to a fresh one.
Tea for 2
70C / 158F
Brewing JUN with Yuka san
Irie san became convinced of the health benefits of green tea when, at 20, he suffered from gallstones and recovered quickly thanks to taking up to drinking green tea from his hometown, Yame.
For 35 years now, Irie san has invested his time and energy to grow 100% chemical- and pesticide-free green tea. As such, he was one of the first tea producers in Japan to embrace organic tea production. Along with his son, he shows the utmost care for his fields and the environment, and is a fervent defender of sustainable agriculture and tea production.
Irie san’s Interview
Conservation & Packing
Resealable vacuum bag, or aluminium bag with neutral gaz for best preservation.
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