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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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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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Juhaveikko Ala-Juusela
Jan 3, 2014
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I really like this tea. It has great grassy and black currantish aroma. I usually order one pack of this and experience with some other sencha. None of the others has so far beaten this one.
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Steen Nielsen
Jun 30, 2013
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In my opinion the Chiran Sencha/Shincha is my absolute nr.1 i think it is one of the very best tes´s that O-cha have, and i have tried them all, i allways get a perfekt brew out of this one, and it is cheap too, so 5 stars for the Chiran

Well sometimes i try the exspensiv stuff too, but the Chiran is allways the tea that i finish first.

I just ordered another 300 gram´s of Chiran again, and just in time i guess, cause the Shincha season is allmost finished for the Chiran Shincha.

Thank you O-cha for your lovely tea, and please never stop selling the Chiran ;)

Advantages: One of O-cha´s absolute best tea´s, at least as good as their more exspensive one´s.

And the price is very good!!

Disadvantages: I can´t find any disadvantages about this tea, maybe if you a new to sencha then it can be a little tricky to find the perfekt amount of tea to go in the pot, but after a few trials and errors you figure it out quite fast :-)
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