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Chiran Sencha

Score: 5.00. Votes: 14

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, it is quite popular - try some today and find out why!

Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

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  • Weight
    100 g
  • SKU
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Medium - Brew w/ care
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Chiran, Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • 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)
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Score: 5.00. Votes: 14
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  • George
    Jul 30, 2016, 18:57
    Delicious aromatic, grassy tea. My benchmark medium-steamed tea.
  • Semion Sucholutsky
    Jun 3, 2016, 22:04
    Just follow instructions on the back of the tea bag and you will not regrade! This tea is awesome.
  • Barb Booty
    Mar 18, 2016, 19:27
    For many years, each morning I've started my day with this lovely Chiran Sencha. I've tried many of O-Cha teas and settled on this one for my monthly delivery. I look forward to my pretty pouch of Sencha arrving each month. I also have a Tokoname teapot for a perfect green tea experience !
  • Samantha Moorehouse
    Mar 2, 2016, 19:47
    After trying many of the teas on O-Cha I keep coming back to this. Wonderful sweet full flavor, easy enough to brew.
  • 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. 

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