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SENCHA

Our premium collection of sencha comes from all over Kyushu, directly sourced from small single-estate farmers who have spent years pouring their skills and knowledge into their tea.

Sencha is the most well-known variety of green tea, and the most popular kind in Japan. To  make sencha, tea leaves are steamed within a few hours after harvest, thus stopping the oxidation process, then rolled into needles, thus making sure that the leaves’ natural green color is preserved. This process also helps the leaves retain their fragrance and components. 

Thanks to a mild climate, sencha from Kyushu region is usually sweeter and richer in umami than in other areas in Japan. Producers can grow rare and delicate cultivars that yield extraordinary and rare tea.

The precious “Shincha” (New Tea) that tea lovers await with trepidation refers usually to the first sencha of the year, made exclusively from leaves plucked during the first harvest. The area of Chiran has the earliest first harvest of the country.

  • HIROKI
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A refreshing and sweet green tea, packed with delicious umami, this premium deep-steamed sencha from Yame can be enjoyed in the early afternoon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    16 US$
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  • NAOKO
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Refreshing and sweet, this organic tea is packed with umami. A high-grade deep-steamed sencha that can be enjoyed in the early afternoon.
    PLAIN BAG :
    12 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    14 US$
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  • ATSUKO
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during the first harvest, a blend of sae midori and yabukita. A fragrant and well-balanced sencha from Yame, with low caffeine levels.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • AYUMI
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Tasty and easy to brew, this high-grade sencha from Yame stands out with its umami while the other tastes are more discrete.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    13 US$
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  • AIKO
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Powerful and easy to brew, this premium sencha from Yame stands out thanks to its umami that brings it close to a gyokuro.
    PLAIN BAG :
    22 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    25 US$
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  • MITSUMI
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during one of the earliest first harvests in all Japan, this high-grade sencha from Chiran will delight you with its low bitterness and fresh aromas.
    PLAIN BAG :
    15 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • MITSUE
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    Competition Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    This competition-grade sencha from Chiran is wonderfully fragrant and balanced. Deep-steamed, with low caffeine levels, a rare and delicious treat.
    PLAIN BAG :
    22 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    25 US$
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  • JUN
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A delicious organic sencha. Notes of persimmon and toasted almond accent a smooth liquor with notes of steamed bok choy and sweet grass.
    PLAIN BAG :
    14 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    17 US$
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  • NAOMI
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    YES
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    An organic fukamushi sencha with a full, rich mouthfeel, very aromatic and vibrant, with notes of fresh spinach, pea tendrils, and yuzu peel.
    PLAIN BAG :
    16 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    19 US$
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  • YOSHIAKI
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    MIYAZAKI
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A high-grade sencha that will impress you with its strong umami and low bitterness. A must for sencha lovers.
    PLAIN BAG :
    13 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    16 US$
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  • REN
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    High-Grade Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Plucked during the first harvest, this sencha is a blend of three cultivars with a large range of tastes, a delicious freshness and a powerful umami.
    PLAIN BAG :
    11 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    13 US$
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  • REI
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    Premium Sencha
    REGION: 
    CHIRAN
    ORGANIC: 
    NO
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    Made from four different tea cultivars, this rare and premium sencha from Chiran is sweet and fresh, with a strong umami finish.
    PLAIN BAG :
    20 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    23 US$
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  • GYOKURO-SENCHA SET
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    Premium Gyokuro & Sencha
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    260G / 9.17OZ
    A green tea luxury gift set, with one of the best gyokuro of Japan and a sencha carefully selected by green tea masters in Yame (130g each).
    $96
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  • Japanese green tea bag wrapped in traditional Japanese washi paper for an organic competition grade sencha from Saga, Japan, named 'KAZUYA'. The package is made of a washi sheet, a washi obi and inner information sheet.
    KAZUYA
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    Competition Sencha
    REGION: 
    Saga
    ORGANIC: 
    Yes
    WEIGHT: 
    50G / 1.76 OZ
    A 100% organic sencha, wtih a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness, and a delicious honey touch.
    PLAIN BAG :
    20 US$
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    WASHI WRAPPED:
    23 US$
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  • Front view of three purple and golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese markings on them mentioning their origins (Hoshino sencha and gyokuro).
    HOSHINO SENCHA & GYOKURO BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    375G/13.11OZ
    An exceptional green tea gift set combining 125g of premium gyokuro and 2 x 125g of premium sencha, all of them grown in the mountainous area of Hoshino (Yame, Fukuoka).
    $144
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  • Front view of two shiny golden tube-shaped green tea boxes placed inside a wooden box with Japanese hand-written calligraphy on their labels marking their contents (Yame gyokuro and Yame sencha).
    HOSHINO GYOKURO AND SENCHA DOUBLE BOX
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    Premium Sencha and Gyokuro
    REGION: 
    YAME
    ORGANIC: 
    No
    WEIGHT: 
    320G/11.29OZ
    A beautiful and prestigious green tea gift set, combining 160g of Gyokoru and 160g of premium Sencha, from the renowned area of Hoshinomura in Yame.
    $120
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