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Chiran Sencha


Score: 5.00. Votes: 10

From the first harvest, a very special sencha from the very old samurai town of Chiran, located at the southern tip of Kagoshima prefecture Japan. This wonderful Chiran Sencha is from the Yabukita breed green tea plant. Very aromatic and delicious, try some today!

Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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  • Weight
    100 g
  • SKU
    16367
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2015
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Yabukita
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
      Medium
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Medium
    • Clarity
      Semi-clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .7g per 1oz (30ml)
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      71℃ (160℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      60
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  • Diane Mulholland
    Feb 9, 2016, 13:41
    What a lovely sencha for the price! Slightly sweet but smooth. Smells like a grassy spring meadow when opened. Brew at about 160 for best cup.
  • Jonathan Wills
    Jun 2, 2015, 19:30
    This tea is excellent, affordable and very fresh. It is my fourth tea purchase from O-Cha and I rather like it. Advantages: Price, Flavor  Disadvantages: Not a deep green, but still a nice light green.
  • Nick Hardersen
    Jun 2, 2015, 07:40
    I've already written a review for this tea, BUT not for this year's SHINCHA. I normally prefer the organic, but wow, this shincha is truly amazing. I've had quite a few shinchas this season and this is one of my favorites! brew at 175 (although they recommend 160.... refer to my review below) and you will be absolutely delighted. So grassy. So full of life. and stands up well into the third steep.
  • Nick Hardersen
    Feb 24, 2015, 12:00
    Chiran sencha is a phenomenal tea for the price. To be fair, I prefer the organic version that is deep steamed. It is one of my favorites from O-Cha... But that is not meant to take away from this tea. It is great. However, I found that the reccomened brew temperature of 160 degrees was way too low. This temperature did not offer anything in the cup. It was incredibly boring and dull. After playing around with it, I personally felt that 175 was perfect. The flavor completely explodes and leaves a long, long after taste. It is incredibly satisfying. It's also interesting that this tea is a chumushi... The leaves are quite broken up and it resembles a fukamushi much more, but that is neither here nor there. If they say it is mid-steamed then I have no doubt that is what it is. Maybe its just on the edge of mid and deep seemed. Anyways, this is a great tea. 175 degrees in 4 ounces of water for 1 minute and you're good to go. 
  • Carlos Obregon
    Sep 21, 2014, 09:30
    I am fairly new at green teas. I found a recommendation for this tea on teachat.com and I am glad I ordered it!  The best tasting Sencha I have ever tried. Period. 
  • Reggie Wyatt
    Feb 25, 2014, 14:24
    On second thought, 160 degrees pulls out the flavor better. 150 is too weak.
  • Robert Connon
    Feb 21, 2014, 12:00
    A very nice, very interesting tea! Get what you pay for, if not a bit more! 
  • Reggie Wyatt
    Feb 7, 2014, 12:00
    When I first opened the bag the aroma at first reminded me of genmaicha (which is typically a lower quality tea) but it was complex enough to build my anticipation. But when I brewed my first cup... what a surprise! This tea, if brewed right, has a very beefy flavor to it; I mean that after my typical three steepings, I feel like I've eaten a meal. It doesn't have that 'Sea' aroma that I look for in a green tea but definitely has more of a rich buttery mouth-feel. This is my mainstay for green tea right now... Very, very delicious! Advantages: Flavor is well worth any disadvantage. This would be a good precursor to buy before buying the Uji Matcha Taiko-San (which has an even stronger buttery/escargot profile).  Disadvantages: The brewing is kind of like gyokuro. Higher leaf to water ratio than normal sencha and if the temperature is too hot, the flavor goes stagnant. I would say 150 degrees or less and you might have to play around with the amount of tea leaf to get the beefiness of it.

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