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    • New & Improved!

        Deep Steamed Oku Midori Sencha

        Deep Steamed Oku Midori - Those of you who know what this is will be quite happy to know that this year we were able to procure this deep steamed, grassy, umami-bomb of a green tea.  For a myriad of reasons, this has been one of the more harder to obtain green teas for us over the years. We didn't have it at all in 2022 and nearly didn't get it again this year. But alas, this year we pushed it and made it happen.

        From Kagoshima, an extremely flavorful, full of umami,  deep steamed green tea.  The high quality of this Oku Midori fukamushi green tea is obvious from the first sip. It has a very beautiful emerald green color to it and strong aroma. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves. Our personal opinion - This is probably one of the all around best green teas you will ever drink. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of a green tea as you can get. 

        We're not putting it into the "shincha" category because it's already June.  However, know that this is a very fresh, first harvest green tea from 2023.

        Our price includes 100 grams of tea per package.

        4.6
        Score: 4.6 (votes: 5)
        Reviews: 2
        • ¥2,600 JPY
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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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                  Yutaka Midori Sencha

                  O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Yutaka Midori to the general public outside of Japan and it indeed has proven itself to be a popular choice since introduction. 

                  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.

                   

                  4.9
                  Score: 4.9 (votes: 68)
                  Reviews: 56
                  • ¥2,600 JPY
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                  • Organic

                      Kirishima Organic Asamushi Sencha

                      Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima. This is a rather exclusive product, only the tips of the young tender buds are used. Light steamed, this sencha has a medium body and carries a rather intense, nice grassy aroma and an unusually strong umami flavor. Organic Kirishima Asamushi Sencha has a very nicely balanced astringency, aroma and taste. The quality of this tea got our attention and we decided to carry it for those organic green tea enthusiasts who demand the very best. Very delicious, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

                      O-Cha.com's package includes 100 grams of tea.

                      4.9
                      Score: 4.9 (votes: 7)
                      Reviews: 4
                      • ¥2,100 JPY
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                          Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

                          Packed with umami and one of our personal favorites, this delicious green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  When we first offered this in 2017, we knew we would buy it the moment we tried it. 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.

                          Note - While we will try to get a larger inventory this year, know that this tea usually sells out every year by December.

                          Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

                          4.6
                          Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
                          Reviews: 7
                          • ¥2,100 JPY
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                              Gyokuro Green Tea Bags

                              New & Improved Gyokouro Tea Bags...

                              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, biodegradable (not plastic or 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.

                              As of November 2020, the tea bag material used for our Uji green tea bags is composed of a starch based biomass material derived from plants. In addition to the filter, the laminate on the tag and string of this product also incorporate the same environmentally-friendly material.

                              One package includes (16) 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.

                               

                               
                              4.1
                              Score: 4.1 (votes: 8)
                              Reviews: 5
                              • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                  Uji Gyokuro Gyokuhō

                                  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.

                                  4.9
                                  Score: 4.9 (votes: 7)
                                  Reviews: 5
                                  • ¥3,900 JPY
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                                  • High Theanine!
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                                      Yame Gyokuro

                                      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.

                                      4.8
                                      Score: 4.8 (votes: 40)
                                      Reviews: 33
                                      • ¥3,000 JPY
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                                          Karigane Gyokuro Asagiri - From Uji

                                          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.

                                          4.6
                                          Score: 4.6 (votes: 14)
                                          Reviews: 12
                                          • ¥2,200 JPY
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                                              Sakura Sencha

                                              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.

                                              4.7
                                              Score: 4.7 (votes: 14)
                                              Reviews: 14
                                              • ¥650 JPY
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                                                  Organic Sencha Oku Midori

                                                  Organic Oku Midori - A Kagoshima sencha, quite frankly this is probably one of the best organic sencha green teas we have ever come across! A first rate medium steamed organic green tea. This has become a very popular since we added it to our lineup. The high quality of this green tea is obvious from the first sip and we feel is a particularly good quality value for the price. It has a beautiful green color to it and strong aroma. 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.

                                                  Our price includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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                                                      Organic Zairai Sencha - From Kirishima

                                                      Sold out until May

                                                      Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima Prefecture. Lightly steamed, organic Kirishima Zairai sencha has a light-yellow green color to it, medium body, and rather unique taste and aroma due to its high iron content.  Zairai means "native" in Japanese and refers to the fact that this tea is from no known modern cultivar and is a close derivative of the original tea plants imported into Japan from China in the 14th century. Since it is "wild" and grown from seed instead of cloning, there is quite a lot of variation between individual plants which gives the leaf a non-uniform leaf structure and characteristics of a blend. Although it is considered a hardier plant to cultivate, the lack of leaf conformity, in addition to lower yield than recent clones do not encourage growers to grow it means you will not come across this unique tea often.

                                                      Very delicious, here's your chance to experience a green tea with characteristics of the teas of old Japan. As with all of our loose-leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

                                                      Available in 100-gram packages

                                                      4.8
                                                      Score: 4.8 (votes: 25)
                                                      Reviews: 22
                                                      • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                                          Yutaka Midori Sencha Madoka

                                                          From the first harvest, Kagoshima Sencha Yutaka Midori "Madoka" is a very special sencha from Kagoshima prefecture located at the southern tip of Japan. Madoka is quite similar to our original Yutaka Midori but is a bit less grassy, has a bit less steaming, and a bit more astringency, which means it probably also packs a bit more catechin punch. Brew with a bit more caution by paying particular attention to brew temperature and brew time.  Try some today!

                                                          Available in 100 gram packages.

                                                          4.8
                                                          Score: 4.8 (votes: 8)
                                                          Reviews: 3
                                                          • ¥2,300 JPY
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                                                          • New & Improved!

                                                              Uji Green Tea Bags

                                                              New & Improved Non-Plastic Based Uji Green Tea Bags!

                                                              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, biodegradable (not plastic or 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.

                                                              As of June 2020, the tea bag material used for our Uji green tea bags is composed of a starch based biomass material derived from plants. In addition to the filter, the laminate on the tag and string of this product also incorporate the same environmentally-friendly material.

                                                               

                                                               

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

                                                               
                                                              5.0
                                                              Score: 5.0 (votes: 22)
                                                              Reviews: 19
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                                                                  Uji Gyokuro Kamejirushi

                                                                  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.

                                                                  5.0
                                                                  Score: 5.0 (votes: 19)
                                                                  Reviews: 17
                                                                  • ¥2,500 JPY
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                                                                  • A Tsuen Tea!

                                                                      Uji Sencha Musashi

                                                                      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 forautomatic monthly delivery!

                                                                      4.9
                                                                      Score: 4.9 (votes: 14)
                                                                      Reviews: 14
                                                                      • ¥1,800 JPY
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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

                                                                            4.5
                                                                            Score: 4.5 (votes: 13)
                                                                            Reviews: 12
                                                                            • ¥1,800 JPY
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                                                                                Organic Kabusecha

                                                                                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

                                                                                4.9
                                                                                Score: 4.9 (votes: 26)
                                                                                Reviews: 23
                                                                                • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                                                                    Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

                                                                                    4.9
                                                                                    Score: 4.9 (votes: 28)
                                                                                    Reviews: 22
                                                                                    • ¥2,000 JPY
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                                                                                        Uji Sencha Ujibashi San no Ma

                                                                                        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.

                                                                                        4.6
                                                                                        Score: 4.6 (votes: 19)
                                                                                        Reviews: 16
                                                                                        • ¥3,700 JPY
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                                                                                            Uji Sencha Miyabi

                                                                                            From the first harvest, a very specially blended sencha from Uji, near Kyoto - This tea is very aromatic and is of the highest quality. Uji Sencha Miyabi - Definitely one of our all time favorites over the years, if you enjoy a grassy, aromatic green tea then this is the tea for you. Miyabi was blended using several varieties of sencha. From the moment you open the package, that special aroma lets you know you're in for a treat. Try Miyabi today!

                                                                                            Available in 100gm packages.

                                                                                             

                                                                                            4.9
                                                                                            Score: 4.9 (votes: 32)
                                                                                            Reviews: 24
                                                                                            • ¥2,500 JPY
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                                                                                                • Asanoka Sencha

                                                                                                  Grown in Kagoshima Prefecture. Somewhere between light and medium steamed. We knew we had to acquire 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 its 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.

                                                                                                  4.3
                                                                                                  Score: 4.3 (votes: 6)
                                                                                                  Reviews: 3
                                                                                                  • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                                                                                  • A Tsuen Tea!
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                                                                                                      Uji Gyokuro Fujitsubo

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      4.9
                                                                                                      Score: 4.9 (votes: 13)
                                                                                                      Reviews: 11
                                                                                                      • ¥4,420 JPY
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                                                                                                          Chiran Organic Sencha

                                                                                                          From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Nishimoto, Chiran, Minami-Kyushu, in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture. This wonderful tea was grown and certified organic. A blend of Yabukita, Yutaka Midori, Asatsuyu and Kanayamidori breeds. Deeply steamed, it has an exceptional green color and is very flavorful and aromatic.

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                          4.9
                                                                                                          Score: 4.9 (votes: 17)
                                                                                                          Reviews: 12
                                                                                                          • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                                                                                              Organic Meiryoku Sencha

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                              4.0
                                                                                                              Score: 4.0 (votes: 3)
                                                                                                              Reviews: 2
                                                                                                              • ¥1,700 JPY
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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.

                                                                                                                    5.0
                                                                                                                    Score: 5.0 (votes: 10)
                                                                                                                    Reviews: 10
                                                                                                                    • ¥4,200 JPY
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                                                                                                                        Organic Sencha Sae Midori

                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                        4.5
                                                                                                                        Score: 4.5 (votes: 8)
                                                                                                                        Reviews: 3
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                                                                                                                            Kirishima Organic Sencha

                                                                                                                            Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima. Medium steamed, this sencha has an intense green color to it, medium body, and carries a rather intense, nice grassy aroma and an unusually strong umami flavor. Organic Kirishima Sencha has a very nicely balanced astringency, aroma and taste. The quality of this tea got our attention and we decided to carry it for those organic green tea enthusiasts who demand the very best. Very delicious, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

                                                                                                                             O-Cha.com's package includes 100 grams of tea.

                                                                                                                            4.8
                                                                                                                            Score: 4.8 (votes: 18)
                                                                                                                            Reviews: 13
                                                                                                                            • ¥1,900 JPY
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                                                                                                                            • High Theanine!

                                                                                                                                Organic Gyokuro Haruto

                                                                                                                                Organic gyokuro Haruto is a new variety of gyokuro that was only registered about 6 years ago and is relatively rare on the market. It is only grown by a handful of farms in Kyushu, with our particular gyokuro grown in Shibushi City, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is harvested earlier in the season than typical and the risk of frost damage is high. Because of the difficulty in growing it, the fact that it's a very new and rare breed, it's unlikely you will encounter this very often in the future.  We had the opportunity to carry it this year, we tried it, and we were quite impressed.

                                                                                                                                This particular gyokuro is a very high quality green tea that has won awards in Japan. It is a variety with elegant sweetness and umami with dark green tea leaves.

                                                                                                                                As you may be aware, there are not a lot of organic gyokuro green teas that are what you would call superb, but Haruto is an exception to that general trend. 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. 

                                                                                                                                We find this tea to be very delightful with complex, strong umami notes and after taste. 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 Haruto is available in 100 gm packages.

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                                                                                                                                    • Chiran Kagoshima Green Tea Bags

                                                                                                                                      Unlike the vast majority of green tea bags you run across, each of our Chiran green 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!

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