Kurasawa Organic Sencha
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Kurasawa Organic Sencha

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Score: 4.87 (votes: 23)
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Grown organically in Kirishima Kagoshima, Kagoshima Organic Sencha "Kurasawa" is an organic medium steamed sencha green tea which has a rather intense green-yellow color to it and carries a a nice grassy aroma. This year's version was grown semi-shaded and is considered "kabusecha".

Unique to this sencha is it's high catechin levels - this green tea has approximately 1.5 to 2 times higher levels of catechins than regular sencha! For this reason it is also packs a very astringent punch to it so brew with care at lower tempertures. If you are looking for maximum green tea health benefits and high levels of catechins, this is your tea! If brewed with care it is very delicious and flavorable, 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!

  • $13.20 USD
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  • Shipping Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    16545
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      100% Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2017
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Kurasawa
    • Shading
      Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
    • Steaming
      Medium
    • Color
      Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Strong
    • Clarity
      Semi-clear
    • First infusions per Pkg
      22
    • Organic
      Yes
    • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
      .6 g to 1 oz/30 ml
    • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
      71℃ (160℉)
    • Brew Time (Seconds)
      45-60
    • Notes
      Our strongest green tea with the highest levels of catechins, brew with care!
Customer reviews
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  • Anna
    Sep 27, 2017, 09:44
    This sencha has a nice grassy scent and flavor. Some teas have a scent that is grassy, but the flavor isn't as bold. Not so with this tea; the flavor matches the scent. I'm careful to keep the water temperature as indicated on the bag and I think that does the trick. I get 3-4 steepings from a spoonful.
  • Pavol Golis
    Sep 22, 2017, 20:55
    very nice one for the price, leaves are not as powdery as with other teas here. Strong grassy stench not unpleasant, but noticeable. Have yet to test if its on match with Benifuuki in terms of dealing with allergies during season.
  • Sam Schecter
    Aug 28, 2017, 05:40
    Delicious and supple green. Great brew for the price.
  • Dan
    Aug 18, 2017, 13:24
    If you are looking for high quality Japanese Tea O-Cha is the place- I've been drinking green tea for 15+ years from a lot of different places-- O cha has the best prices for the quality. Check them out if your looking for Great Japanese Green Tea A+++
  • Nebs
    Jul 2, 2017, 18:34
    This became my instant favourite. It can be hard to handle, but when you get it right it will blow your socks off. It's thick, juicy, fruity, sugary and sweet with some lingering umami. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Flavour is not too mild or too strong, it's just right. I will be ordering more definitely.
  • aspi
    Apr 25, 2017, 22:14
    This is a smooth lovely tea with nice grassy tones. It is quite tricky to choose the right temperature, this tea is more sensitive on right temperature than other senchas I have tried. But when finaly prepared well it has captivating taste. Recomend.
  • Shawn Prunty
    Mar 6, 2017, 23:16
    I have tried several sencha teas from O-cha. Some have a stronger taste, others are more mild. Kurasawa Organic Sencha is a perfect balance between the two. It's my favorite tea at this time. At a low price I highly recommend all tea lovers give this one a try
  • Toby Klinger
    Feb 1, 2017, 03:51
    Lots of excellent flavor in this tea! Certainly one of my favorites, does have a bit more bitterness than some other teas, but excellent flavor none the less.

Product questions

  • Z
    Sep 3, 2017, 05:54

    Hi,

    What makes this tea have higher antioxidants? Is it because it was semi-shaded? Does this have more antioxidants than the powdered sencha? Thanks

    Kevin Moore
    Sep 3, 2017, 09:37

    This variety has more antioxidants than other clones. It's usually used for blending purposes but we offer it unblended.

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