Organic Kurasawa Sencha

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Grown organically in Kirishima Kagoshima, Kagoshima Organic Sencha "Kurasawa" is an organic light 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!

  • $14.24 USD
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  • Shipping Weight
    110 g
  • SKU
    1123
  • Loose Leaf
    • Ease of Brewing
      Somewhat Difficult - May take some practice to get it perfect.
    • Net Weight
      100 g / 3.52 oz
    • Growing Region
      Kagoshima Prefecture
    • Year
      2018
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Kurasawa
    • Shading
      Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
    • Steaming
      Light
    • Color
      Yellow-Green
    • Aroma
      Strong
    • Taste
      Grassy
    • Astringency
      Strong
    • Clarity
      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)
      60
    • Notes
      Our strongest green tea with the highest levels of catechins, brew with care!
Customer reviews
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  • hblaze
    Nov 15, 2018, 06:29
    Sweet, fruity and delicate. Great tea.
  • Alon Agmon
    Aug 12, 2018, 12:17
    Very nice tea! grassy and citrusy.
    Not hard to brew at all, just make sure water temp is low...
  • 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.

Product questions

  • Thanapon
    Nov 9, 2018, 13:32

    I would like to know if this tea is medium steam or light steam? Because the tag said Medium Steamed but the product description and product detail said it is light steamed.

    Kevin Moore
    Nov 9, 2018, 16:44

    Our current version from 2018 is light steamed.

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