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  • Fukamushi Sencha Kaoru

    • 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: 4.84 (votes: 32)
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  • Yame Gyokuro

    • High Theanine!
    • Popular!

    A "select", high quality first-flush gyokuro grown in Yame, Japan. Over 50% of all gyokuro grown in Japan comes from Yame. We probably priced Yame Gyokuro a little too low, this tea is priced at a bargain for what it is and which customer reviews seem to confirm. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! Make sure to read our brewing instructions, as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Available in 100gm packages.

    Score: 4.76 (votes: 38)
    Reviews: 33
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  • Karigane Gyokuro Asagiri - From Uji

    • High Theanine!
    • Unique!

    From Uji, near Kyoto, Uji Karigane Gyokuro "Asagiri" is a high quality blend of first harvest gyokuro leaf and gyokuro stems. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. While this is a very delicious green tea in it's own right, since brewing gyokuro takes practice to perfect we feel this green tea also makes a very good introduction to gyokuro brewing at an economical price point. The added stems add a tartness to this green tea and the combination of the two make this one very tasty Japanese green tea.

    It is prepared in exactly the same way as regular gyokuro, meaning more leaf brewed at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. Use 10 grams per 300ml or less of water. Be sure to pre-heat teapot and teacups and brew at 55-60C (131~140F) for 1.5~2 minutes: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Available in 100gm packages.

    Score: 4.69 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 12
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  • Kabusecha

    From the first harvest in Uji. Kabusecha is grown in the shade for 14~20 days before harvest under 45% shade, giving it characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. A sweeter, less grassy and more vegetal, less astringent taste than regular sencha, you can definitely taste vegetive hints of gyokuro.  It is easy to brew, not overly astringent, medium steamed, has a lovely green color, and is reasonably priced making it an all around versatile winner of a green tea. Although it has hints of gyokuro, be sure to brew it as you would for sencha, not gyokuro.

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 14)
    Reviews: 12
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  • Uji Matcha Kyō Mukashi

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    Probably one of our most popular matcha green teas due to it's very high quality to price ratio, Matcha "Kyou Mukashi" is abhigh quality regular consistency (usucha) matcha from Uji City, near Kyoto, Japan. Whether you use this for the tea ceremony or as a source for antioxidants, know that this matcha, as with all of our products, is extremely fresh (we only order as we sell them) and is a quality throughout. We keep this product under refrigeration until shipment.

    Net weight 30gm.

    Score: 4.93 (votes: 28)
    Reviews: 27
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  • Uji Organic Matcha

    • Organic
    • High Theanine!

    Although this is the lowest priced matcha we carry, the quality is nonetheless quite good for the price, making Uji Organic Matcha a great bargain. From Uji, located near Kyoto, this matcha is grown with only natural organic fertilizers and no agricultural chemicals. It is certified by JONA (Japan Organic & Natural Foods Association) and carries the JAS mark. Try some today!

    Net weight 30gm, this product makes approximately (20) 1.5gm servings per can.

     

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.77 (votes: 35)
    Reviews: 28
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  • Organic Hōjicha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Unique!

    From Uji Japan, Hojicha, or Hōjicha is a green tea that has been roasted, imparting a red color and a very unique taste. Since the baking process removes the caffeine, this tea is often served in Japan to patients in hospitals, and to children. ThisOrganic Hojicha is excellent iced, you will often find this tea served in Japanese restaurants. Certified organic. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.94 (votes: 16)
    Reviews: 14
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  • Organic Kabusecha

    • Organic

    This organic kabusecha green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Organic Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This version comes from the Yabukita clone and is lightly steamed.  The aroma is unusually strong, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful.  Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 25)
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  • Genmaicha with Matcha - Organic

    • Unique!

    From Miyazaki in Southern Japan, a first rate green tea. A combination of loose leaf green tea puffed rice, and matcha. Organic Matcha Iri Genmaicha is very delicious and you can serve it either hot or iced. Certified organic. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

    Score: 4.74 (votes: 23)
    Reviews: 22
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  • Daily Sencha Green Tea

    • Popular!

    While this green tea would be a very good tea for beginners, even seasoned green tea fans appreciate this sencha. One of the few second harvest green teas we sell, we carry Daily Sencha because it is an above average quality sencha and offers a very good quality-to-price ratio. This green tea is far and away better than what you will find at most grocery or health food stores and is freshly packaged in Japan within a very short time of when you purchase it. This item is a blend of green tea leaf from Japan's Southern Kyushu tea growing region. Be sure not to brew with too much heat or for too long or it can be overly bold.

    Fresh from Japan, it comes in 100gm (3.52 oz) packaging.

    Score: 4.82 (votes: 44)
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  • Organic Sayamakaori Sencha

    • Popular!

    This delightful green tea is grown organically in Shizuoka. Medium steamed, Organic Sayamakaori Sencha is rather bold in flavor and imparts a much stronger than average aroma. The leaf itself has not been particularly finely processed, however once brewed it is very flavorful. Our particular Sayamakaori gives quite a few delicious multiple infusions, more than the average sencha we come across. Very delicious, we predict this will become a favorite with organic green tea enthusiasts. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes a full 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.47 (votes: 15)
    Reviews: 13
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  • Organic Kurasawa Sencha

    • Rare!
    • High Catechins!

    Grown organically in Kirishima Kagoshima, Kagoshima Organic Sencha "Kurasawa" is an organic light steamed sencha green tea which has a rather intense green-yellow color to it and carries a a nice grassy aroma. This year's version was grown semi-shaded and is considered "kabusecha".

    Unique to this sencha is it's high catechin levels - this green tea has approximately 1.5 to 2 times higher levels of catechins than regular sencha! For this reason it is also packs a very astringent punch to it so brew with care at lower tempertures. If you are looking for maximum green tea health benefits and high levels of catechins, this is your tea! If brewed with care it is very delicious and flavorable, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

    Score: 4.90 (votes: 30)
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  • Asatsuyu Organic Sencha

    From Kirishima, Kagoshima Japan, a first rate, first flush green tea. Organic sencha "Asatsuyu" is harvested from the first round of young 100% Asatsuyu clone spring leaves. Medium steamed green tea (chumushi), green color with a semi-cloudy clear consistency.  We find this particular asatsuyu to be particularly aromatic and flavorful which is why we chose to include it in our lineup. If you are looking for a healthy, organic, light steamed daily sencha of good value this would be hard to beat. Certified organic JONA/JAS. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.54 (votes: 13)
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  • Asanoka Sencha

    Grown in Miyazaki Prefecture. Light steamed (asamushi). We knew we had to aquire this when we tasted it as it has a quite strong aroma and very pleasant umami taste. Very nicely balanced this has been priced competitively and is a very good value considering it's high quality. Very delicious, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.25 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 2
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  • Cooking Matcha - From Uji

    After much consideration, O-Cha.com now offers a higher quality of cooking grade matcha than what is usually encountered on the market. Because we are based in Japan, we are also able to do so at a very reasonable price.  As will all of our products, it is freshly packaged and does not spend weeks in ocean transit or sit for months on a shelf in a warehouse. Unlike many of the cooking grade matcha you may see offered online which are actually grown in China and not Japan, our matcha originates from Uji Japan near Kyoto. Further, we offer this in a 300 gram package.

    Here’s a sad fact - Just because your matcha was produced by a Japanese company does not automatically mean it was actually grown in Japan. There are some Japanese companies who grow some of their matcha in China, import it into Japan, and then re-export it again.  This is particularly the case when it comes to cooking grades of matcha.

    Matcha comes in many quality levels but is basically separated into ceremonial grade and cooking grade matcha. While it’s true one could use any of our ceremonial grade matcha for cooking and as a food ingredient (and would in turn be especially magical), authentic, Japan-grown, ceremonial grade matcha is expensive and can make the price of a matcha based product prohibitively expensive. There is a reason why truly ceremonial grades of matcha are usually sold in 20 - 30 gram cans and not by the kilo. 

    To see what goes into product a high quality ceremonial grade of matcha, do check out this matcha leaf video

    We realize there is a real need for a matcha that while may not be suitable for the tea ceremony, is still needed to be of a sufficiently high enough quality to be used in lattes, smoothies, ice cream, baked goods, etc. Know that careful consideration went into our choice of cooking grade matcha because until we offered this product, we refused to sell anything less than ceremonial grade. We wanted real, authentic Japanese matcha.  Not powdered sencha, but matcha. Not grown in China, but grown in Japan. We wanted as high of quality as possible while still making the price reasonable. While this cooking grade matcha will not compete with the quality of our ceremonial grades of matcha, it's actually better than what many are offering online as supposed "ceremonial" matcha!

    As with all of our products, this product You cannot get this kind of fresh product from outside of Japan.

    Net weight 300 grams

    Score: 4.75 (votes: 8)
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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
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  • Organic Sencha Sae Midori

    • Organic

    This organic green tea hails from Kirishima Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Medium-steamed (chūmushi) this Organic Sae Midori has a lovely green color.  With a strong aroma, flavorful umami taste, and nice balance of astringency, this organic sencha is nicely balanced and is one of our best aquasitions of the year.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.40 (votes: 5)
    Reviews: 3
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  • Beginner's Matcha Kit

    New To Matcha?

    If you are new to matcha and are looking for a great way to get started, here's a kit that's sure to please.  In this basic kit we include four of the most basic items you will need to get started.  All components of this kit are authentic, Made in Japan products and are of the highest quality.  We carefully selected each item of this kit to give what we consider to be the best entry price to matcha while not skimping on quality in any way.

    Our Kiri-no-Mori matcha, while low priced, originates in Uji Japan and when you consider the freshness and quailty to price ratio of this product, it will most assuredly beat the pants off of any matcha you may happen to find in your local store.  Likewise, our matcha whisk is made by a real Japanese craftsman and will last much longer than the myriad of Chinese knock-offs that flood the market.

    Our black matcha bowl also enhances the beautiful color of the matcha quite nicely!

    A few accessories that while not absolutely necessary, will make your matcha drinking experience more helpful include a Matcha Sifter as well as a Tea Wisk Holder (not included in the kit). 

    Notes -  

    We cannot make product substitutions for items in this kit at this time

    Because of the matcha bowl included in this kit which is a non-standard weight and size for FedEx packaging, when shipped by FedEx an additional ¥3500 ( US $33 / EU 29 ) will automatically be added for shipping. 

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
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    • $58.50 USD
  • Organic Meiryoku Sencha

    • Organic

     

    This organic green tea hails from Kirishima Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Light-steamed (chūmushi) Organic Sencha Meiryoku has a lovely green color.  Medium aroma, somewhat low astringency, this organic sencha is nicely balanced, easy to make, and easy to drink - one of our best aquasitions of the year.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.00 (votes: 1)
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  • Persimmon - Green Tea Soap

    We came across this rather unique Japanese health related product recently. Similarly Japanese made products offered to customers outside of Japan are usually priced at many times what we offer this fantastic product for. Made by an older, established company in Kumamoto prefecture Japan, this high quality persimmon soap produces a creamy lather and is blended with persimmon tannin, green tea extract, and red clay. It removes oxidized sebum, dirt. In Japan persimmon soap is often used as a solution to the dreaded old person smell (known in Japanese as kareishū 加齢臭) where it is of particular concern due to the high value placed on personal hygiene.

    "Old-Person Smell" Really Exists, Scientists Say...

    This soap contains high levels of persimmon tannin extracted from persimmon fruit. The tannin in persimmon fruit helps to abolish nonenal chemicals associated with old person smell and has a deodorant effect, acting to reduce body odor associated with seniors.

    Persimmon leaf sushi has an antibacterial and deodorant effect. The persimmon tannin in it is believed to have a deodorant effect when it chemically reacts with body odor.

    Added Green Tea Extract!

    Unlike other expensive, competing products, green tea extract has been added to this soap. Green tea extract contains high levels of polyphenols (catechins), has an added astringency and deodorant effect, among other beneficial effects.

    Having personally used this product ourselves, we can attest that it is a very pleasant general purpose soap in addition to it's other unique properties.


    Country of Origin: Japan
    Contents: 80 grams 
    Product Size (width x depth x height): 67mm x 62 mm x 23 mm

     

     Sources

    (1) http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/31/old-person-smell-really-exists-scientists-say/
    (2) Amanda MacMillan - http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/30/scientists-confirm-existence-of-old-person-smell/

     

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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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  • Genmaicha with Uji Matcha Green Tea Bags
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    Genmaicha with Uji Matcha Green Tea Bags

    • Unique!

    Made by the same maker as our legendary Uji Miyabi Sencha, each of our Uji Matcha-Iri Genmaicha tea bags consists of 4 grams of a high quality combination of loose leaf green tea (not tea dust), puffed rice, and matcha. This tea bag comes in a triangular, nylon mesh infusion bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. A wonderful taste experience awaits you when you open the re-sealable package. Our Matcha Iri Genmaicha tea bags are very delicious and you can serve them either hot or iced. As with all of our green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled packaging.

    (15) 4 gram teabags per package, try some today!

     
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  • Light steamed Yumesuruga sencha from Shizuoka

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    This light steamed sencha green tea is produced by a well-known tea master located in Tenryu, Shizuoka and of course is harvested from the first round of young leaves. This is a rather rare batch and probably won't last very long.  Yumesuruga is a somewhat new clone which was registered 2014 and has only becoming available recently.  This sencha was harvested from three year old young tea bushes, it's leaves are beautifully twisted needle shaped.  It has a crispy nutty overtone, rich, silky mouthfeel.  As with most light steamed green teas, some of the taste is subtle but it has a nice umami and lingering aftertaste.  This tea is a masterpiece light steamed green tea.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

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  • Organic Gyokuro from Shizuoka

    • Rare!
    • High Theanine!

    A very high quality organic gyokuro grown by a farmer in Shizuoka who is dedicated to growing one tea only - organic gyokuro. Until now we have never been impressed with the myriad of samples of organic gyokuro we have been offered over the years, we refused to purchase these teas in the past simply to fill the "organic" niche. Fortunately the day has arrived where we can finally offer this item.

    Yes, the price is a bit more expensive than your regular sencha green tea, but considering that less than 1% of all green tea is grown and harvested as gyokuro, and even more rare an organic one that's this superb, that's just how it rolls with a tea of this caliber. To give more customers the opportunity to try this tea, we have decided to package it in 50 gram packages.

    From the Sae Midori clone, we find this tea to be very delightful with complex umami notes and after taste.  Actually, complex may not be the right word - this green tea's umami is outright intense! Thoroughly delicious when brewed correctly, probably best made in a shiboridashi teapot with care. As with all gyokuro, it is shade grown for about three weeks before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste.  Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life!

    This is not really a beginner green tea, care must be taken when brewing. Be sure to read our brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Organic gyokuro is available in 50gm packages.

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  • Organic Gaba Tea

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of a rather unique variety of green tea -  ORGANIC GABA tea (known as ギャバロン茶 in Japanese) or Gabaron Tea. As we are aware that many of our customer's main motivation for drinking green tea is for it's many purported health benefits, when we come across something unique and special health-wise, even though it may not be a traditional green tea we will always take a second look at it. The purported health benefits of this tea were too much to pass up.

    GABA is tea that was developed in Japan for it’s special purported heath benefits using a unique fermentation process which produces high levels of GABA  (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) in tea leaves. Through experimentation, Japanese scientists found that fermenting green tea in an oxygen-free, nitrogen-rich environment for six to ten hours produced a green tea with very large amounts of GABA.

    While green tea is (especially gyokuro and matcha) is known for it’s high levels of L-theanine, it also has other amino acids one of which being GABA.  Typically green tea has about 400mg/100g of GABA.  However, due to the unique fermentation process this special GABA tea has almost 50 times that amount!

    Before you decide to purchase this tea, understand that the one drawback to the high levels of GABA amino acid was it produced a rather unusual taste that is not typical of sencha you may be used to. It seems the process that produces high amounts of GABA affect the taste greatly and it’s not easy to produce a GABA tea that also tastes great. Fortunately our producer not only manages to do that, but also is able to produce a total organic product at the same time. But know up front that it doesn't taste like regular sencha.

    So what can you expect this tea to taste like?  If you are a regular green tea drinker, understand that your first encounter with GABA tea is going to be “different".  It has a rather unusual aroma. You may be hesitant to try it and your first smell of this tea will probably  give you a bit of a pause.  So with the understanding that although it may look like most sencha but that it's actually a different tea altogether, once brewed you will be pleasantly surprised upon drinking it.  It has a very nice nutty, buttery taste and is quite delicious. Our experience was that we were initially resistant to it based on the initial aroma, upon drinking it is quite  pleasing.   

    Since we here at O-Cha.com are not research scientists and cannot make claims of the health benefits of this tea, we provide it for you to try and enjoy and we will let you do your own research on the matter. We can say that if you are seeking more GABA in your diet, it would be hard to beat this natural product! With a bit of online research you will most likely easily find quite a few scientific studies of the purported health benefits of GABA-cha, a few of which are said to include: 

    • Reduction of blood pressure in experimental animals and humans.
    • Reduction of insomnia and stress.
    • Improved concentration
    • Fatigue relief
    • Muscle growth
    • Fat loss
    • Lower sensitivity to pain

    We look forward to hearing your reactions and experiences with this new and unique product, won't you try some today?

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

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