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  • Otsūsan Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Popular!

    It's O-Cha.com's pleasure to be able to provide you with the Tsuen blend "Otsuusan" karigane sencha, from Japan's oldest tea shop. This is probably the most popular green tea in the Tsuen tea shop in Uji Japan. A proprietary blend Yabukita breed karigane sencha. The stems from gyokuro leaves are added, giving this tea somewhat of a unique "tart", sharp taste.  A bit sweeter and more green than Tsuen's similar Musashi version. Try it today!

    Package includes 100 grams.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.13 (votes: 15)
    Reviews: 13
    13
    • $13.50 USD
    15
  • Karigane Sencha Green Tea Bags

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    Karigane Sencha Green Tea Bags - Japanese Green Tea On The Go... For a quick, convenient, yet stellar cup of Japanese green tea it will be hard to beat "Ostuusan" Karigane green tea bags from the Tsuen tea shop (Japan's oldest) in Uji, This is Tsuen's proprietary blend of Karigane sencha (gyokuro stems and sencha). Each pyramid shaped silk-like teabag is sealed in it's own foil package ensuring freshness. Very green, very delicious.

    (20) 2 gram sachets per package.

    Score: 4.86 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 6
    6
    • $10.80 USD
    12
  • Green Tea with Matcha Tea Bags

    Our Green Tea with Matcha Tea Bags (Matcha-Iri-Tea Bags) are a concentrated sencha grown in Kagoshima Prefecture. A combination of loose leaf green tea and powdered sencha (not tea dust), this tea bag comes in the form of a triangular, nylon mesh bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper tea bags are known to do. This is an strong green tea, and is especially recommended for iced tea or for use with a larger sushi teacup. For iced tea, we recommend one tea bags per liter/quart. Simply add the tea bags in the water, and refrigerate.

    Twenty (20) 5 gram tea bags per package, try some today!

    Score: 4.89 (votes: 9)
    Reviews: 9
    9
    • $13.50 USD
    15
  • Uji Green Tea Bags

    • Popular!

    Unlike the vast majority of green tea tea bags you run across, each of our Uji Green Tea Bags consists of 5 grams of high quality sencha leaf (not tea dust). 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 grassy aroma awaits you when you open the re-sealable package.

    (20) 5 gram teabags per package, try some today!

     
    Score: 5.00 (votes: 21)
    Reviews: 19
    19
    • $15.30 USD
    17
  • Organic Green Tea Bags

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Organic

    For a quick and convenient, yet stellar cup of organic Japanese green tea on the go, these organic green tea bags come to us by way of Tsuen tea - Japan's oldest tea shop. From Uji, Japan, each tea bag contains 2 grams of tea in a unique pyramid shaped silk tea bag sealed in it's own foil package ensuring freshness. Very delicious, 20 sachets per package. Try our Organic Green Tea Bags today!!

    Score: 4.86 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 6
    6
    • $12.60 USD
    14
  • Yume no Ukihashi Uji Gyokuro

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • High Theanine!

    The highest grade of gyokuro sold from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop. O-Cha.com is honored to offer this superb green tea supplied to us from the Tsuen family who have operated their teashop from same location on the banks of the Uji river since 1160.

    Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Uki-hashi" is a very high quality, first-flush gyokuro, this green tea is hand picked and is a proprietary blend of "Gokou" and "Yabukita" breeds of green tea, with the "Gokou" being prominent. 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! Since this is a connoisseur grade of gyokuro and is not considered a beginner's green tea, make sure to read our brewing instructions as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Available in 100g packaging.

     
    Score: 5.00 (votes: 14)
    Reviews: 14
    14
    • $51.30 USD
    57
  • Kamejirushi Uji Gyokuro

    • High Theanine!

    Currently one of our very highest quality gyokuro green teas (the unsolicited reviews speaks for themselves). We obtain Uji Gyokuro "Kamejirushi" from a rather famous, centuries old firm in Uji City, near Kyoto.  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! As this is an expensive, high quality green tea be sure to read our gyokuro brewing instructions carefully as it is brewed differently than sencha: How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    Net Weight 50 grams.

    Score: 4.94 (votes: 18)
    Reviews: 17
    17
    • $22.50 USD
    25
  • Gyokuhō Uji Gyokuro

    • High Theanine!

    A very high quality first-flush gyokuro provided to us by another famous, centures old firm in Uji Japan. Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō, like all gyokuro, 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!  Be 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: 5.00 (votes: 6)
    Reviews: 5
    5
    • $35.10 USD
    39
  • Tsurujirushi Uji Gyokuro

    • Rare!
    • High Theanine!

    One of our very our highest quality gyokuro, we offer Uji Gyokuro "Tsuru-jirushi" in 50 gram packages. From the same supplier as our already popular Gyokuro "Kamejirushi", this is absolutely the highest quality gyokuro we can obtain from this centuries old Uji firm. Shade grown before harvesting, it has a greener color and sweeter taste.

    Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! As this is an expensive, high quality green tea be sure to read our gyokuro brewing instructions carefully as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Available in 50gm package.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 6
    6
    • $30.60 USD
    34
  • Shōun Uji Gyokuro

    • High Theanine!
    • Popular!

    A very high quality first-flush gyokuro provided to us by another famous, centures old firm in Uji Japan. Uji Gyokuro Shōun 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!  Be 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.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.67 (votes: 9)
    Reviews: 7
    7
    • $25.20 USD
    28
  • 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)
    Reviews: 43
    43
    • $8.82 USD
    9
  • 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
    2
    • $30.60 USD
    34
  • Powdered Sencha

    • High Catechins!

    From Uji Japan, one of our most popular items. Not to be confused with the "Matcha" used for the tea ceremony, Powdered Sencha is a good sencha that is ground into a talcum-like fine green powder. 1/4 teaspoon in hot water will give you an immediate supply of the healthy ingredients in green tea. Many add this to their shake mixes. Try it today!

    Net weight 100gm

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 20)
    Reviews: 18
    18
    • $9.90 USD
    11
  • Powdered Sencha - Organic

    • Organic
    • High Catechins!

    From Uji. Although it may look similar to matcha, this product is sencha and has different taste characteristics - it's a bit more astringent. However, because Uji Organic Powdered Sencha is grown under full sun it is poplular with those seeking maximum antioxidant levels from their tea. From the first harvest, the leaves used to produce this green tea are grown under full sun and are then ground into a fine, talcum-like. 100% certified JAS/JONA organic. No teapot needed with this item! Mix 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (included with package, depending on cup size) in hot water and you will have an immediate supply of the healthy ingredients in green tea. Many add this to their shake mixes. Try it today!

    Net weight 60gm.

    Score: 4.91 (votes: 11)
    Reviews: 10
    10
    • $9 USD
    10
  • 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
    10
    • $36 USD
    40
  • Musashi Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    It's O-Cha.com's pleasure to be able to provide you with the Tsuen blend "Musashi", from Japan's oldest teashop, in a 140 gram package! A proprietary blend Yabukita breed karigane sencha,the stems from gyokuro leaves are added, giving this tea a rather strong astringency with somewhat of a "tart", sharp taste. Very similar to Tsuen's Otsuusan, Musashi is less sweet with a bit more astringency for those who like a stronger tasting green tea. Try it today!

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.85 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 13
    13
    • $14.40 USD
    16
  • Samashi Water Cooler 16568

    • Handcrafted!

    This Tokoname water cooler, made from brown clay, the tea ware will come in very handy when making either matcha, sencha, or really any type of green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to cool your just boiled water to exactly where you need it to be. This water cooler has a very beautiful pattern on the bottom.

    Holds 12 ounces/320ml.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
    2
    • $22.50 USD
    25
  • Shirakawa Uji Gyokuro

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Rare!

    The highest grade of gyokuro we sell from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop, Tsuen in Uji near Kyoto. Note that Uji Shirakawa Gyokuro is a very limited edition item, we are supplying it because the opportunity to offer it presented itself to us and we strive to supply the best of the best. We do not recommend that you purchase this rare item unless you have previously practiced brewing gyokuro. O-Cha.com is honored to offer this superb green tea supplied to us from the Tsuen family who have operated their teashop from same location on the banks of the Uji river since 1160.

    Grown in nearby Shirakawa, this is an extremely high quality gyokuro. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Less that 0.5 % of all green tea harvested in Japan ends up as gyokuro, and among those, this gem is near the top. This green tea is hand-picked (rare - see video tab) and is pure "Gokou" cultivar. Another unique aspect is that unlike the majority of gyokuro grown today, the shading is not done with modern shade cloth but instead using traditional straw and reed screening. The combination of hand-picking and traditional shading methods make this a very "old school" gyokuro.

    Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! Since this is a connoisseur grade of gyokuro and is not considered a beginner's green tea, make sure to read our how to brew gyokuro page as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Because this is a rather rare and expensive, we are offering it at this time in 30 gram packaging

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 11)
    Reviews: 11
    11
    • $34.20 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
    11
    • $78.30 USD
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  • Fujitsubo Uji Gyokuro

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • High Theanine!

    O-Cha.com is honored to offer gyokuro "Fujitsubo", supplied to us from the Tsuen family who operate Japan's oldest tea shop located on the banks of the Uji river. Uji Gyokuro "Fujitsubo"  is a very high quality, authentic first-flush gyokuro, this tea is a proprietary blend of Saemidori and Yabukita green tea with the Saemidori being prominent. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Once you learn to make it properly, you will be hooked for life! Make sure to read our brewing instructions, as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Available in 100g packaging.

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 12)
    Reviews: 11
    11
    • $36 USD
    40
  • 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.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.76 (votes: 37)
    Reviews: 32
    32
    • $26.10 USD
    29
  • Gyokuro Green Tea Bags

    • Unique!

    New for 2016, we finally came across a gyokuro green tea bag of a high quality that is worthy of our lineup. Unlike the vast majority of green tea tea bags you run across, each of our Gyokuro Green Tea Bags consists of 5 grams of high quality gyokuro leaf (not tea dust).  There are a few gyokuro stems in this tea bag which give the tea a slight astringency but the main flavor is gyokuro all the way. 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.

    One package includes (15) five-gram high quality gyokuro tea bags, try some today!

     

    Notes on Brewing this gyokuro tea bag

    To brew this successfully, you do need to take temperature into consideration. A good proceedure is to use TWO cups to brew this tea.

    1) In your first cup, add hot water (90 ℃ / 194 ℉) and allow it to sit for about a minute. The temperature will drop (see detailed product  images).

    2) Next, pour the water from the first cup into a second cup. The temperature will drop further (see detailed product  images).

    3) Lastly, put the teabag into the first cup (which is now pre-warmed) and pour the water from the second cup back into the first cup with the tea bag. 55℃ / 131℉ is the perfect temperature, brew this for 2.5 to 3 minutes (this is longer than for sencha). Place your used tea bag into the second cup for subsequent infusions.

     

     
    Score: 4.43 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 5
    5
    • $14.40 USD
    16
  • Suigyoku Uji Gyokuro

    • Rare!
    • Hand-Picked!

    Winner - 1st Prize Gyokuro @ 2016 Uji Green Tea Festival!

    The highest grade of gyokuro we sell and supplied to us exclusively from Japan's oldest continuously operating tea shop, Tsuen in Uji near Kyoto. Yes, its expensive, there is simply no getting around that when dealing with an item of this limited high quality. Hand-picked, the actual grower is famous in Uji for his gyokuro producing skills. Note that Uji Gyokuro Gyokusui is a very limited edition item.  We are supplying it because the opportunity to offer it presented itself to us and we strive to supply the best of the best. We also do not recommend that you purchase this rare item unless you have previously practiced brewing gyokuro. O-Cha.com is honored to offer this superb green tea supplied to us from the Tsuen family who have operated their teashop from same location on the banks of the Uji river since 1160.

    Grown in Ogura town in Uji City near Kyoto, this is an extremely high quality gyokuro. Gyokuro is shade grown before harvesting, giving it a greener color and sweeter taste. Less that 0.5 % of all green tea harvested in Japan ends up as gyokuro, and among those, this gem is at the top.  Another unique aspect is that unlike the majority of gyokuro grown today, the shading is not done with modern shade cloth but instead using traditional straw and reed screening. The combination of hand-picking and traditional shading methods make this a very "old school" gyokuro.

    Once you learn to make it properly, you wil be hooked for life! Since this is a connoisseur grade of gyokuro and is not considered a beginner's green tea, make sure to read our how to brew gyokuro page as it is brewed differently than sencha.

    Because this is a rather rare and expensive, we are offering it at this time in 30 gram packaging

    Not rated yet
    • $34.20 USD
  • Arita-yaki Teacup "Shirogeshō Fukusencha"

    Arita-yaki Teacup "Shirogeshō Fukusencha" -  Though not a huge teacup by any means, it is rather larger than your average Japanese teacup and copliments the green color of your green tea nicely. Hand-made in Arita Japan (known as "Arita-yaki"). Perfect for a large cup of Japanese green tea.

    Holds approx. 300 ml

    Measures 10.5 cm wide x 6.5 cm high (4 inches wide x 2.6 inches tall).

    Score: 4.91 (votes: 11)
    Reviews: 11
    11
    • $12.60 USD
    14
  • Cooking Grade Uji Matcha

    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 reasoable. 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: 4.71 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 6
    6
    • $27 USD
    30
  • Ureshino Tamaryokucha

    • Unique!

    A first rate, first harvest, light to medium steamed green tea. Grown in Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture Japan.The curled, comma leaf shape of Ureshino Tamaryokucha (Tamaryokucha is also known as "guricha") is also somewhat uniquie and when brewed it has a beautiful clear yellow-green color to it. We seldom come across green tea with an ultra rich umami taste on this level, the umami is so strong there is a noticeable lingering aftertaste. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves.  

    Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of a green tea as you can get.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 4
    4
    • $18.90 USD
    21
  • Oku Midori Organic Kabusecha

    Grown in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture. A medium steamed green tea that leans a little bit towards light-steaming, it was semi-shaded before harvest (kabusecha), this sencha has an nice yellowish green semi-clear color to it and carries a rather prominant, nice grassy aroma and taste. Very nicely balanced color, astringency, aroma and taste, 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: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
    1
    • $13.50 USD
    15
  • 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: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
    1
    • $90 USD
    100
  • 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.

    Not rated yet
    • $40.50 USD
    45
  • Mogake Yunomi Ceramic Teacup

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style yunomi teacup was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The Japanese cermamic teacup was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. This cup matches our Mogake shiboridashi, Mogake Hōhin, and Mogake yuzamashi water cooler perfectly.

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

    The cup is intentionally made very small, holding just about 40 ml of water, perfect for sipping perfectly made expensive gyokuro.

    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.

    Not rated yet
    • $27 USD
    30
  • Chiran Kagoshima Green Tea Bags

    Unlike the vast majority of green tea tea bags you run across, each of our Chiran green tea tea bags consists of 5 grams of high quality sencha leaf, in this case grown in the famous for green tea town of Chiran in Kagoshima Prefecture. The breed of this tea is Yutaka Midori. This tea bag comes in a square, nylon mesh infusion bag which will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. 20 Teabags per re-sealable package, try some today!

    Only 3 left in stock
    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
    2
    • $16.20 USD
    18
  • Sae Midori Organic Kabusecha

    • Organic
    • Rare!

    This green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This light steamed (asamushi) version comes from the Sae Midori clone and it is somewhat rare to be processed in kabusecha form.  A sweeter, less astringent taste than regular sencha, 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: 4.88 (votes: 17)
    Reviews: 16
    16
    • $14.40 USD
    16
  • Okabe Shizuoka Gyokuro

    • High Theanine!

    A very high quality gyokuro grown by famous gold-star award winning grower Tohei Maejima in Okabe, Shizuoka Prefecture Japan. As 3rd generation gyokuro master, Mr. Maejima specializes in and only grows gyokuro so you can bet he knows what he's doing when it comes to producing a very superior tea!

    We find this tea to be very delightful with complex umami notes and after taste.  Thoroughly delicious when brewed correctly, probably best made in a shiboridashi teapot with care. Okabe Shizuoka Gyokuro, like all gyokuro, 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!  Be 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: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
    1
    • $41.40 USD
    46
  • 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
    1
    • $24.30 USD
    27
  • 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
    20
  • Sakura Sencha

    • Unique!

    An interesting combination of Kyūshū sencha, sencha stems, and sakura (Japanese cherry tree) leaves grown in Izu. Open the package and you will be greeted by a rather sweet, enjoyable aroma of cherry blossoms and green tea. Brew Sakura Sencha and you will be rewarded with one very tasty, enjoyable green tea! This would be a very good introduction to green tea for those new to green tea, try it today!

    Available in 50 gram packages.

    Score: 4.85 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 13
    13
    • $5.85 USD
    6
  • Kanayamidori Sencha

    Kanayamidori Sencha - From Kirishima, Kagoshima prefecure in Southern Japan. Don't let the low price fool you - this is one very delicious green tea! A first rate, first harvest, light steamed green tea (asamushi) of very high quality. This green tea has a particularly nice velvety, thick mouth-feel and produces multiple flavorful infusions. Well balanced with just the right amount of astringency and very aromatic. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged.

    Net weight 100 grams.

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    • $9.90 USD
    11
  • 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
    1
    • $15.30 USD
    17
  • 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: 4.73 (votes: 22)
    Reviews: 22
    22
    • $8.10 USD
    9
  • Ujibashi San no Ma - Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    It's our pleasure to be able to offer the outstanding Uji Sencha "Ujibashi San no Ma". From Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea, operating continuously from the same location on the banks of the Uji river for over 852+ years. This item uses select 100% Uji grown, Yabukita leaves from the first harvest and is lightly steamed sencha (asamushi). It yields a very wonderful nice grassy aroma and is a very classy green tea. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea.

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    Score: 4.94 (votes: 16)
    Reviews: 13
    13
    • $29.70 USD
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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: 13)
    Reviews: 12
    12
    • $15.30 USD
    17
  • Kyoto Sencha - Chadōraku

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Rare!

    Starting in 2016, we began to offer an especially select Kyoto sencha from the Tsuen teahouse in Uji, Kyoto Japan. They call this lineup "Chadōraku" and each year it is different. Tsuen teashop owner Yusuke Tsuen is an expert tea taster and has won many awards in tea tasting competitions so you can be sure that what he selects will be outstanding.

    For 2018 it's our pleasure to be able to offer an especially outstanding, Limited Edition light steamed green tea ("asamushi-cha") from Minamiyamashiro village (お茶の京都みなみやましろ村) near Uji. We exclusively obtain this from Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea. This item is 100% Sakimidori leaves from the first harvest. Seldom do we come across a light steamed green tea with needles of this quality and appearance. When brewed, it yields a very nice pronounced Kyoto umami flavor. The astringency is a bit strong and it's got somewhat of a tart taste and for that reason, we consider this to be somewhat of an advanced brewer's green tea. If brewed properly under capable hands, however, it will result in a very nice infusion with strong umami aftertaste. Although you could brew this in any type of Japanese teapot, you will get the best out of it by brewing in either a hōhin or shiboridashi teapot.

    Yes, we realize it is rather expensive - obviously a lot of hard work went into producing this gem of a green tea. However, our job has always been to first and foremost obtain the best green teas possible for our customers with pricing being a secondary (but still important) consideration. For that reason, we offer this in 30 gram packaging. To keep costs down, this is one of the few green teas we carry in which we will not be able to offer bonus points. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea.

     

    Net Wt. 30 grams

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 5)
    Reviews: 3
    3
    • $22.50 USD
    25
  • Kamairi Organic Tamaryokucha

    • Unique!

    A first rate, first harvest, pan fried organic green tea. Grown in Takachio, Miyazaki Prefecture Japan.  Organic Kamairi Tamaryokucha is not steamed, but pan fried, the pan firing gives this tea a sweeter, less astringent taste with a touch of roast flavor. The curled, comma leaf shape is also somewhat uniquie and when brewed it has a beautiful clear yellow-green color to it. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, it is grown and certified organic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of an organic green tea as you can get.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.60 (votes: 5)
    Reviews: 4
    4
    • $16.20 USD
    18
  • Sōfū Sencha

    • Rare!

    Sōfū sencha is an unusual variety of green tea, a cross between Yabukita and another cultivar known as "Inzatsu" 131.  Our version is grown in Tokunoshima, a small island located between Kagoshima and Okinawa.  Lightly steamed and a somewhat golden yellow color, it interstingly has a mixed green tea and floral, jasmine like taste and aroma.

    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. If you are a green tea fan who also enjoys oolong or jasmine tea, we think you'll really appreciate this tasty green tea. Here is your chance to try a very high quality Japanese green tea with unique floral, jasmine-like floral characteristics. An extremely delicious green tea, this would probably taste great iced as well!

    Net Weight 100 grams

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 2
    2
    • $12.60 USD
    14
  • 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
    24
    • $22.50 USD
    25
  • Yutaka Midori Sencha

    • Popular!

    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
    53
    • $22.50 USD
    25
  • 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.