Kurasawa Organic Sencha

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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!

  • $12.60 USD
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  • 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
      2016
    • 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!
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  • Brian Thompson
    Mar 9, 2017, 02:29
    It took me about 4 tries to find a temperature that worked for me, and I've been rewarded with a great tea. I brew in a small preheated glass french press I already had on hand (hope to get a kyusu some day). 1g/oz @ 155 degrees following the timings per O-Cha. Beautiful! Strong aroma and fairly strong flavor. I found if I brewed at a lower temp than 155 there was almost no taste. Higher temp, too bitter, canceling out a lot of the flavor. If you like to take your time and slowly sip, definitely give this one a try.
  • 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.
  • Jim Hargrave
    Jan 28, 2017, 10:31
    Very nice sencha and the 70C/158F degree steeping temperature means I don't have to wait for it to cool down - perfect drinking temp!
  • Joseph Moceus
    Jan 25, 2017, 13:33
    I like a strong, bitter tea and this is prefect! It's also surprisingly smooth with an excellent flavor even though it's got a strong bitter edge. I've also noticed this tea makes me feel much more relaxed than other green teas I've tried.
  • Paul Bradford
    Nov 2, 2016, 00:53
    By far the best tasting green Tea for the money. Read the other reviews about brewing temperature. Key to get it right, else that smooth and mellow cup you get when the temperature is right, is quickly spoilt. It leaves a very calming feeling after a few cups but topped of with a cup of Matcha Tea after the final steep of the leaves you get an alert but relaxed mood. Great if you have something difficult to take on at work. Would highly recommend this product, probably not the best one to choose for those just starting out on Green Tea. But for those who are looking for a sweet / grassy / clean finish drink, then this really is the one to choose. Shame its not shipped in larger packets as its easy to drink it quickly.
  • David Grotton
    Oct 18, 2016, 05:58
    This is a beautiful tea! Rich green mostly whole leaves. If you follow the instruction about water temperature and timing it will yield a wonderful cup of tea. I found it grassy with very nice astringency. A very good value at this price.
  • Sergii Rumiantsev
    May 4, 2016, 17:45
    Delicious tea. Very healthy. Nice grassy aroma and taste. Recommend.

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