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Kagoshima Organic Sencha Kurasawa


Score: 5.00. Votes: 9

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!

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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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Score: 5.00. Votes: 9
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  • Sergii Rumiantsev
    May 4, 2016, 17:45
    Delicious tea. Very healthy. Nice grassy aroma and taste. Recommend.
  • Kersti Laanmaa
    Apr 11, 2016, 17:16
    Tasty tea, nice green colour. Above 70 degrees gets really bitter, brewing longer and at lower temperature is ok.
  • marc desjardins
    Mar 26, 2016, 23:48
    For my second tea (good quality and use brewing parameters). they have a good flavors (not too muxch herbe than my first), i have to take habit, but it is good start. It's good when goes in cold. Pour mon deuxième thé (de bonne qualité et utiliser les bons paramètres pour l'infusion). Il a un bon arôme (goûte moins l'herbe que mon premier. Je doit en faire une habitude, mais ces un bon départ. Il goûte bon aussi quand il devient froid.
  • Swami Madhuram Puri
    Mar 14, 2016, 06:36
    Very nice pleasant tea. Good change from my regular Tamaryokucha.
  • Sean Hardcastle
    Feb 11, 2016, 04:11
    I did not buy this tea for the healthy benefits, as all green tea is healthy. I'm am very weary of people that just drink green tea for health reasons, I love the taste of all O-Cha.com tea selections and look on the health benefits as a very nice byproduct. This is a wonderful tea and not difficult to brew, as long as you brew at around 68-70 degrees
  • Charles Gunyon
    Jan 3, 2015, 12:00
    Delicious tea! Advantages: Great taste, super healthy  Disadvantages: Easy to mess up
  • Theo Wilson
    Aug 30, 2014, 03:03
    This one was in my fridge since I purchased it as shincha. I was surprised how the intact the leaves were, and their deep green color, after I poured my first and second steeps. While higher temps will bring out more astringency, if brewed at slightly lower temps kurasawa offers very elegant, deep, and mellow flavors. It was a nice change from the zairai (base species) sencha I tend to drink. EXCELLENT DEAL. Advantages: brewing flexibility attractive leaves complexity and subtly in flavor profile inexpensive
  • Anna Cammett
    Jul 26, 2014, 12:00
    I choose this kind of sencha for medical reasons. When i looked what sencha to chose, i found that this particular sencha has more cachetins than the other.s I believe it is true and will help me to fight with my health problem. I brew it as recommended...if i brew more time it is certainly getting bitter, which means i got max catechins which is my goal. Advantages: I should add that O-Cha.com prises are affordable, much better than the other sites I checked.

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