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Chiran Sencha

Chiran Sencha
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SKU
16367
Shipping Weight
100.00 grams
Ease of Brewing
Medium - Brew w/ care.
Grams / Ounces per Pkg
100 g / 3.52 oz
Growing Region
Chiran Town
Year Harvested
2014
Harvest
First Harvest and/or "Shincha"
Grown Under
Full Sun
Steaming
Medium
Color
Green
Aroma
Strong
Taste
Grassy
Astringency
Medium
Consistency
Medium
# of first infusions per Pkg
22
Organic
No
Breed
Yabukita
Recommended Brew Temp
160F / 71C
Recommended Brew Time
1.0 minutes
Recommended Leaf to Water Ratio
.7g per 1oz (30ml) water
Notes
2014 is medium steamed instead of deep steamed from prior years
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Chiran Sencha (New Version for 2014) - From the first harvest, a very special sencha from the very old samurai town of Chiran, located at the southern tip of Kagoshima prefecture Japan. This wonderful tea is from the Yabukita breed green tea plant.  

Beginning with the 2014 harvest, we chose a medium steamed version instead of prior year's deep steamed variety when a particularly delicious sample was presented to us.  Very aromatic and delicious, try some today!

Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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Nick Hardersen
Feb 24, 2015
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Chiran sencha is a phenomenal tea for the price. To be fair, I prefer the organic version that is deep steamed. It is one of my favorites from O-Cha... But that is not meant to take away from this tea. It is great. However, I found that the reccomened brew temperature of 160 degrees was way too low. This temperature did not offer anything in the cup. It was incredibly boring and dull. After playing around with it, I personally felt that 175 was perfect. The flavor completely explodes and leaves a long, long after taste. It is incredibly satisfying. It's also interesting that this tea is a chumushi... The leaves are quite broken up and it resembles a fukamushi much more, but that is neither here nor there. If they say it is mid-steamed then I have no doubt that is what it is. Maybe its just on the edge of mid and deep seemed. Anyways, this is a great tea. 175 degrees in 4 ounces of water for 1 minute and you're good to go.
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Carlos Obregon
Sep 21, 2014
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I am fairly new at green teas. I found a recommendation for this tea on teachat.com and I am glad I ordered it!

Advantages: The best tasting Sencha I have ever tried. Period.

Disadvantages: None that I can think of.
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Reggie Wyatt
Feb 25, 2014
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On second thought, 160 degrees pulls out the flavor better. 150 is too weak.
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Robert Connon
Feb 21, 2014
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A very nice, very interesting tea! Get what you pay for, if not a bit more!
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Reggie Wyatt
Feb 7, 2014
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When I first opened the bag the aroma at first reminded me of genmaicha (which is typically a lower quality tea) but it was complex enough to build my anticipation. But when I brewed my first cup... what a surprise! This tea, if brewed right, has a very beefy flavor to it; I mean that after my typical three steepings, I feel like I've eaten a meal. It doesn't have that 'Sea' aroma that I look for in a green tea but definitely has more of a rich buttery mouth-feel. This is my mainstay for green tea right now... Very, very delicious!

Advantages: Flavor is well worth any disadvantage.
This would be a good precursor to buy before buying the Uji Matcha Taiko-San (which has an even stronger buttery/escargot profile).

Disadvantages: The brewing is kind of like gyokuro. Higher leaf to water ratio than normal sencha and if the temperature is too hot, the flavor goes stagnant. I would say 150 degrees or less and you might have to play around with the amount of tea leaf to get the beefiness of it.
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