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  • Kaoru Fukamushi Sencha

    • Popular!

    A first rate, first flush green tea. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, this 100% Yabukita green tea comes from the famous Makinohara tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. Very green and very thick. Fukamushi Sencha "Kaoru" has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.88 (votes: 32)
    Reviews: 30
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    • $17.10 USD
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  • Sae Midori Sencha

    • Popular!

    From the first harvest, this is a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Sae Midori to the general public outside of Japan and it indeed has proven itself to be a popular choice since introduction.

    A very easy to brew green tea! The "Sae Midori" clone of green tea plant is a cross between Yabukita and Asatsuyu varieties and was only just registered in 1990. Since it does not tolerate frost, it is mostly grown in Southern Kagoshima. Strong in color and aroma, but a bit on the sweet side, you will be greeted with a very wonderful, grassy aroma upon opening of the package. Without a doubt, this item offers one of the most intense, emerald green color you will likely ever come across in any green tea. We are sure you will be pleased!

    Note that this is a deep steamed green tea with very fine, almost dust-like leaf particles. While you can brew it in a variety of teapots, it is best prepared in a teapot designed for fukamushi-cha (deep steamed green tea)

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.81 (votes: 27)
    Reviews: 24
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    • $22.50 USD
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  • Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

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    From Shizuoka, a unique breed of Japanese green tea grown organically. A first rate, first harvest, deep steamed green tea, the high quality is obvious from the first sip. Strong "umami" sweetness, less astringent and mellow. As with many organic green teas, Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka" is single estate and is not blended. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, it is certified organic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of an organic green tea as you can get.

    Brewing Notes: This year's version is rather bold, especially shincha.  Brew at around 68°C / 155°F for 1 minute.

    Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.89 (votes: 27)
    Reviews: 22
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    • $14.40 USD
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  • Teapot for Deep Steamed Green Tea

    • Handcrafted!

    A very nice handcrafted teapot from Tokoname Japan. While perfect for brewing multiple or single cups of green tea, this teapot was designed for deep steamed green tea (fukamushi-cha) but is suitable for all green teas including gyokuro. Due to the fine, sometimes dust-like nature of fukamushi leaf, small bits of leaf can often get stuck in the stainless steel mesh of many teapots. Unique to this design is the built-in stainless steel infuser screen which covers just a small area of the inside part of the spout.

    11 ounces/320ml

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 5)
    Reviews: 5
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    • $29.70 USD
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  • Tokoname Teapot 16375

    • Handcrafted!

    A very nice handcrafted teapot from Tokoname Japan. Perfect for brewing single cups of green tea, this teapot was designed for general green tea brewing. Built-in stainless steel infuser screen wraps 360 degrees around the inside of the spout. Very handy and sized for brewing a single cup or two of regular sencha. This teapot ca be used for fukamushi green tea or gyokuro as well. However due to the small leaf particle size of fukamushi-cha, small particles of leaf might occasionally become embedded in the infusor screen. If you are primarily a deep steamed green tea lover, a teapot dedicated to those would probably be more suitable.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
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    • $30.60 USD
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  • Green Tea Gift Set

    Here is a set any green tea lover will enjoy! As our regular customers will attest, the teas included in this gift set are arguably two of the finest sencha green teas you will find online. Each tea is packaged within a very short time of when you place your order, ensuring fresh green tea like you may have never experienced. Save over purchasing each item separately.

    Green Tea Gift Set Includes...

    Kagoshima Sencha "Yutaka Midori" - 80g

    Uji Sencha "Miyabi" - 80g

    Green & Orange storage tins made especially for green tea

    Decorative gift box.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 10)
    Reviews: 10
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    • $36 USD
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  • Yutaka Midori Sencha

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    From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori - Undoubtedly one of our most most popular green teas, this item is definitely a favorite with green tea connoisseurs. This year's version hails from Ei Town. Yutaka Midori is an exceptionally "green" green tea. We urge you to compare this sencha against any of the others available on the internet for it's nice emerald green color, wonderful aroma, and excellent taste. The reviews speak for themselves!

    Brewing Notes:  We have recently brought the recommended brew time down to 30 seconds, this tea can be quite bold!

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.87 (votes: 60)
    Reviews: 53
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    • $22.50 USD
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  • Fukamushi Teapot 16513

    • Popular!
    • Handcrafted!

    Discontinued ????

    This item was handcrafted by a man in his late 70's.  A recent fire spells the end of this awesome product. If you have one, treasure it!

     

    If deep steamed (fukamushi-cha) green tea is your thing, then this handcrafted Banko-yaki teapot should fit your needs nicely. It has been designed specifically for brewing deep steamed green tea, although it is suitable for all green teas including gyokuro. Unique features of this teapot include:

    • Backward sloping bottom. This effectively separates water from the wet leaves between infusions!
    • Large, round, extra-fine stainless steel infuser removeable infuser screen. Does an especially good job of filtering the characteristically fine leaf particles of deep steamed green tea.
    • Inner rim lip extrudes into the teapot, preventing dripping from the rim when teapot is tipped to an extreme angle.
    • Square handle for an easier grip!
    • Rubber tip on the spout - easier to pour with less mess!

    If you are looking for just one type of Japanese teapot that will brew just about any type of green tea, this item would make a very good choice.

    12 ounces/360ml

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 26)
    Reviews: 26
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    • $24.30 USD
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  • Yakishimei Shiboridash Teapot Set

    • Handcrafted!
    • Only@O-Cha!

    Handcrafted in Saitama Prefecture Japan, this Shiboridashi green tea set was custom made especially for O-Cha.com with gyokuro brewing in mind. As gyokuro (the most expensive green tea per ounce) should be brewed at a lower temperatures and with a relatively larger amount of loose leaf, the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts as it allows brewing a small amount of gyokuro leave multiple times.

    How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    The teapot measures 10.0 cm wide x 6.5 cm tall, and holds about 180ml / 6 ounces of water (without leaf). Included are two small matching teacups and a matching yuzamashi (water cooler) to help lower water temperature. Specially designed grooves in the interior of the ceramic teapot body eliminate the need for a filter basket.

    An extremely nice feature about this teapot set is that all vessels stack within the main teapot for easy storage!

    Important! - While this teapot could be used with most larger leaf green teas (light steamed green tea), is not really suitable for deep steamed (fukamushi) or other green teas with very fine leaf particles.

    The potter of this item, Kazuhiro Arima, spent many years of his life studying ceramics in Kyoto, Kyushu near Nagasaki, and also spend years in Ishikawa. The craftsmanship of this items is superb and many not-so-obvious fine details went into making this teapot. The clay used for this item originates in Kyoto.

    Since each of these items are had crafted, they may very slightly from the shown images - but not by much!  If you are a regular gyokuro drinker or have ever considered a foray into gyokuro, you will be hard pressed to find a better teapot for it than our handmade shiboridashi and houhin teapots!

    Set includes one shibori-dashi teapot and lid, 2 small matching gyokuro tea cups, and one yuzamashi (water cooler) for controling water temperature.

    Shipping Note: Due to the fragile nature and size of this product, we are required to use a larger sized box and thus there is a weight increase.  An additional ¥600 JPY (Approx US $5.50 / EU 4,80) charge for shipping will be added.

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 13
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    • $63 USD
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  • Mogake Shiboridash Teapot

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style teapot was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The teapot was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

    How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    The set is intentionally made very small, holding just 60-80ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly and is tilted to whatever degree the brewer would like the gap to be to pour efficiently, eliminating the need for a filter basket. With perhaps the exception of deep steamed green tea, this tea set could also be used for other green teas.

    About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

    Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 11
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    • $78.30 USD
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  • Left-Handed Teapot for Deep Steamed Green Tea

    • Unique!

    New specialty product - A teapot made especially for green tea and for those who are left-handed.  Left-handed Japanese teapots are not that easy to find, especially one designed for deep steamed green tea.  Handcrafted in Tokoname Japan. While perfect for brewing multiple or single cups of green tea, this teapot was designed for deep steamed green tea (fukamushi-cha) but is suitable for all green teas including gyokuro. Due to the fine, sometimes dust-like nature of fukamushi leaf, small bits of leaf can often get stuck in the stainless steel mesh of many teapots. Unique to this design is the built-in stainless steel infuser screen which covers just a small area of the inside part of the spout. 12 ounces/360ml

     

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $24.30 USD
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  • Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

    • Popular!
    • Unique!

    This green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  When we offered this for the first time in 2017, we knew we would buy this one as soon as we tried it and sure enough it had sold out by December. Organic Sae Midori asamushi is a light steamed green tea of the Sae Midori clone and is somewhat rare to be processed in the light steamed form. This product is both flavorful and aromatic, much more so than the typical deep steamed Sae Midori. If you are a light-steamed green tea fan, you should really enjoy this one.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.78 (votes: 9)
    Reviews: 5
    5
    • $18 USD
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  • Mogake Hōhin Teapot

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style Hōhin teapot was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The teapot was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special set is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

    This teapot matches perfectly with our mogake yuzamashi water cooler and mogake teacup.

    How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    The teapot is intentionally made very small, holding just 135 ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly. There is a very well made and thought out spout and the pour is smooth.  This teapot is suitable for any gyokuro or light steamed green tea.  You could probably use it with most medium-steamed green teas though you might get some clogging on the ceramic inner spout.  Not suitable for deep steamed green tea as the fine, dust-like leaf particles.

    About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

    Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

    Score: 4.50 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $90 USD
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  • Mogake Yuzamashi Watercooler

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style Yuzamashi watercooler was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The watercooler was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special yuzamashi watercooler is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

    How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    The set is intentionally made very small, holding just 135 ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly. There is a very well made and thought out spout and the pour is smooth.  This teapot is suitable for any gyokuro or light steamed green tea.  You could probably use it with most medium-steamed green teas though you might get some clogging on the ceramic inner spout.  Not suitable for deep steamed green tea as the fine, dust-like leaf particles.

    About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

    Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

    Measures approximately 4.5 cm high, 7.5 cm x 10 cm wide, and holds about 140 ml

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    • $40.50 USD
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  • Satsuma Sae Midori Sencha

    • Rare!

    From the first harvest, this is a very special sencha from Satsuma town in Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Sae Midori online to the general public outside of Japan and it indeed has proven itself to be a popular choice among customers ever since.

    This limited edition, competition grade Satsuma Sae Midori is light-steamed (a bit unusual for Sae Midori which is usually deep steamed), flavorful, a bit intense yellowish in color, and has a strong aroma and umami taste that lingers on the palate for a long time. Our Sae Midori lineup was already well represented and we had no plans to add anymore but we came across this and it was simply just too good to pass up.  Note that our alloted inventory of this item probably will not last for the entire season.

    Sae Midori is clone of green tea plant is a cross between Yabukita and Asatsuyu varieties and was only just registered in 1990. Since it does not tolerate frost, it is mostly grown in Southern Kagoshima. 

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 3)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $24.30 USD
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  • Deep Steamed Sōfū Sencha

    • Rare!

    Sōfū sencha is an unusual variety of green tea, a cross between Yabukita and another cultivar known as "Inzatsu" 131.  This deep steamed version (do also check out our light steamed Sōfū sencha) is grown in Kakegawa Shizuoka and is yellow-green in color.  It has quite a bit different profile and it is more robust than our our light steamed product.

    Sofu has become popular in recent years due to the purported wide range of potential health benefits. Research has shown that this is due to its anthranilic acid content, which is also found as an aroma component in jasmine tea. It is also being looking at as possibly being beneficial for dementia and Alzheimer's diseases. Sofu also contains a high amount of the component  quercetin (high in many fruits and vegetables such as onions), which is thought to improve brain of cognitive function. 

    We have a limited amount of this item.

    Net Weight 100 grams

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    • $18 USD
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  • Shizuoka Sencha Mio

    Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, this 100% Yabukita green tea comes from the Makinohara tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. We recently came across this gem and snapped it up on the spot - this is one very delicous sencha green tea! Sencha "Mio" is medium-steamed has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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    • $21.60 USD
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  • Shizuoka Sencha Tsuyuhikari

    New for 2018, Shizuoka Sencha Tsuyuhikari is a hybrid of Asatsuyu and Shizuoka 7132 cultivars. A first rate green tea, it was harvested from the first round of young spring leaves. Deep steamed, this green tea was grown in Kakegawa tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. Very green and very thick. has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.50 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 1
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    • $15.30 USD
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