Sencha Green Tea

Shincha note: Most of the sencha green teas in this category fall under the category of shincha from when they are first released in late April or early May, and remain classified as shincha for about one month. If it's late April or May through June, even though it may not specifically say "shincha" and may only say "sencha", it's probably sencha in shincha form.  All teas listed in our shincha category are shincha regardless of whether they says "sencha" on them or not.

Green tea in its most common form, sencha is grown under full sun until harvest. While there are many grades of sencha green tea available to the consumer, first harvest green tea is considered to be the best.

Important to note is that high quality first harvest green tea (harvested in late April to early May) can be purchased throughout the year - provided that it is properly stored under deep refrigerated conditions and then pulled and packaged shortly before purchase.

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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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 10)
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  • Light steamed Yumesuruga sencha from Shizuoka

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    Unfortunately, this fantastic green tea has sold out for 2020 :(

     

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

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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  • Ujibashi San no Ma - Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    Score: 4.94 (votes: 16)
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  • Uji Asamushi Sencha Aoi

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    It's our pleasure to be able to offer the outstanding Uji Sencha "Aoi", ("Green") from Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea. This item consists of yabukita leaves from the first harvest and is Tsuen's second highest ranked sencha, the first being their San no Ma. This lightly steamed sencha (asamushi) yields a very wonderful nice grassy aroma. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea, directly from the banks of the Uji river.

    Net Wt. 100 grams

    Score: 4.89 (votes: 18)
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  • Yutaka Midori Sencha

    Score: 4.85 (votes: 66)
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  • Uji Sencha Miyabi

    • Popular!

    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.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.93 (votes: 27)
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  • Sae Midori Sencha

    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.

    Score: 4.82 (votes: 28)
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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 Madoka

    • Unique!

    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.

    Score: 4.83 (votes: 6)
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  • Kirishima Organic Sencha

    • Organic
    Score: 4.83 (votes: 6)
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  • Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

    • Popular!
    • Unique!

    This green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  When we offered this for the first time in 2017, we knew we would buy this one as soon as we tried it and sure enough it had sold out by December. Organic Sae Midori asamushi is a light steamed green tea of the Sae Midori clone and is somewhat rare to be processed in the light steamed form. This product is both flavorful and aromatic, much more so than the typical deep steamed Sae Midori. If you are a light-steamed green tea fan, you should really enjoy this one.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.80 (votes: 10)
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  • Kirishima Organic Sencha

    • Popular!
    Score: 4.88 (votes: 17)
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  • Sae Midori Organic Sencha

    • Organic
    Score: 4.50 (votes: 6)
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  • Kabusecha

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

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 14)
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  • Chiran Sencha

    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.

    Score: 4.97 (votes: 32)
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  • Fukamushi Sencha Kaoru

    • Popular!

    A first rate, first flush green tea. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, this 100% Yabukita green tea comes from the famous Makinohara tea growing district in Shizuoka Prefecture. Very green and very thick. Fukamushi Sencha "Kaoru" has a somewhat more pronounced grassy aroma and taste compared with the average deep steamed green tea and the taste remains on the palate for an extended time.

    An overall easy brewer (a teapot for fukuamushi-cha is recommended, however). Be sure to not brew too hot, for too long, or with too much leaf. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, freshly packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.84 (votes: 32)
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  • Kurasawa Organic Sencha

    • Rare!
    • Unique!
    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
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  • Chiran Organic Sencha

    • Popular!
    Score: 4.93 (votes: 15)
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  • Asanoka Sencha

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

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.25 (votes: 4)
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  • Asatsuyu Organic Sencha

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

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.54 (votes: 13)
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  • Uji Green Tea Bags

    • New & Improved!

    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!

     
    Score: 5.00 (votes: 21)
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  • Kurasawa Organic Sencha

    • Rare!
    • High Catechins!
    Score: 4.90 (votes: 30)
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  • Kabusecha - Organic

    • Organic
    Score: 4.92 (votes: 25)
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  • Kawane Wa-Kōcha

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    Kawane Wa-Kōcha is Japanese Black Tea grown in Kawane town (川根町), located in the Haibara District of Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. While this area is notable for its production of mainly green teas, it may be surprising to know there are numerous growers who specialize in producing black teas as well. This particular version is produced by a rather old and famous company founded in the 8th year of the Meiji period (ca 1875). The tea blender is a 73 year old tea master and uses high quality techniques in the orthodox manner similar to the way traditional Darjeeling is made, but with a Japanese touch. This tea has characteristics similar to both Darjeeling and Ceylon tea, has a strong aroma, a smooth flavor, and has hints of Japanese sweetness. Kawane Wa-Kōcha can be served straight or with milk and sugar (usually on the last infusion). The breed is a blend of Zairai and Benifuki clones. Unlike most Japanese produced black teas which usually come from the second harvest, due to the higher latitudes this tea is grown at, the producer blends this black tea with both first and second harvests, the ratio changing according to year and conditions. The resulting tea results in a more bold flavor than normally encountered with other Japanese black teas.

    To brew this particular tea, unlike with traditional green tea, you can achieve best results by bringing fresh water to nearly the boiling point in a kettle (instead of an air pot or water heater), and brewing two teaspoons per 8 ounces of water for 3 to 4 minutes.

    If you also enjoy black tea in addition to Japanese green tea, consider adding this rare item to your shopping cart today!

    Package includes a full 100 grams of high quality Japanese black tea.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 6)
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  • Zairai Organic Kirishima Sencha

    • Rare!
    • Unique!
    Score: 4.75 (votes: 24)
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  • Uji Sencha Musashi

    • 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)
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  • Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

    • Popular!
    Score: 4.89 (votes: 28)
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  • Organic Sayamakaori Sencha

    • Popular!

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

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

    Score: 4.44 (votes: 16)
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  • 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)
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  • Uji Sencha Otsūsan

    • 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: 16)
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  • Organic Meiryoku Sencha

    • Organic
    Score: 4.00 (votes: 3)
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  • 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, 16 sachets per package. Try our Organic Green Tea Bags today!!

    Score: 4.86 (votes: 7)
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  • Hōjicha Tea Bags

    • Unique!

    Perfect if you are wanting something refreshing without the caffeine.  Made by the same maker as our legendary Uji Miyabi Sencha, each of our Uji Hōjicha Tea Bags  consists of 4 grams of a high quality loose leaf hōjicha green tea (not tea dust). Hōjicha is a green tea that has been roasted, imparting a red color and a very unique taste. Since the baking process removes the caffeine, this tea is often served in Japan to patients in hospitals and to children. This tea bag comes in a triangular, nylon mesh infusion bag, and will not affect the taste as traditional paper teabags are known to do. A wonderful taste experience awaits you when you open the re-sealable package. Our Uji Hōjicha Tea Bags  are very delicious and you can serve them either hot or iced. As with all of our green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled packaging.

    (20) 4 gram teabags per package, try some today!

     
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  • Genmaicha with Uji Matcha Green Tea Bags

    • Unique!

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

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

     
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  • 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)
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  • 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: 21)
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  • Powdered Sencha - Organic

    • Organic
    • High Catechins!
    Score: 4.91 (votes: 11)
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  • Daily Sencha Green Tea

    • Popular!
    Score: 4.82 (votes: 44)
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  • Genmaicha with Matcha - Organic

    • Unique!

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

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

    Score: 4.74 (votes: 23)
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  • Organic Hōjicha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Unique!

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

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.94 (votes: 16)
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  • 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: 4.71 (votes: 14)
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Verkaufsschlager

A special category of first harvest sencha, known as shincha ("new leaf"), is packaged and sold immediately without ever going into cold storage and is only available within a few months from harvest. Nearly all of our green teas come from the first harvest and should not be confused with lower grades of late harvest green teas such as bancha or kukicha that are often encountered. We do carry a few second harvest green teas which are still quite delicious, however.

All O-Cha.com sencha green tea is freshly packaged within a short time (one day to 2 weeks) from when you purchase them, important when purchasing any green tea.