for 75% of green tea produced in Japan. It is the most popular and common tea
in Japan and served for daily drinking use. At the tea garden (open-air tea
field) buds are picked from plants fully exposed to sunlight, then are stemed
and dried as they are kneaded. Sencha has a unique fresh aroma and refined astringency.
Although all Sencha contains caffeine the efficacy of the caffeine in green
tea is mild in the presence of other nutrients and vitamins. Nevertheless it does
revitalize and wake the drinker in a healthy manner. That is why green tea first
came to Japan as a medicine and incidentally there are many Japanese proverbs
that refer to its awakening effect in the morning.
a year the highest evaluating authority in the world of Japanese tea holds
a national tea exhibition. Our 'Shuppin Sencha' (exhibition sencha) is a blend
of Sencha teas which were carefully selected and closely examined at this nationwide
tea exhibition. Please enjoy the taste of this Sencha which combines the labor
of many tea farmers, who have presented the best of their crop at the national
exhibition. Along whith the typical refreshing taste of this tea please also
delight in the beautiful color and shape of the emerald tea leaves.
the beginning of spring the Japanese calendar counts
days to the harvest of this tea which is called Hachiju-hachiya (88 nights). This
tea from the first harvest contains the very tender buds of the plant. When affused
with hot water it creates a tasty balance of mellow sweetness and light refreshing
means "Circle Mountain" and refers to a pleasant hilly park area in Kyoto. This
excellent Sencha is made of young tea buds picked during the first harvest of
the year. It is of good quality with a sweet flavor and a pungent Sencha aroma.
Similar to Hachijuhachiya Sencha, brew with water of about 70 degrees celcius.
means lush and refers to an area in the Uji vicinity that prides itself with a
bountiful harvest of first class green tea. A fine quality tea for daily drinking
with a lightly sweet Sencha flavor. It is very popular in Japan because of
its cleansing pleasant aroma.