Kurasawa Kabusecha Organic Sencha
  • Rare!
  • High Catechins!

      Organic Kurasawa Sencha

      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. 

      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!

      Score: 4.84 (votes: 32)
      Reviews: 27
      • ¥2,000 JPY
      • 20   – Reward points
      In stock

      Product questions

      • Mihnea
        Feb 27, 2024, 18:05

        When was the current harvest harvested? How long will it keep?

        Kevin Moore
        Feb 27, 2024, 20:01

        The current product was harvested last April. The product will keep for weeks or months if the package hasn't been opened and it's stored under refrigeration. If it's been opened, then for a few weeks.

      • Karoly Kovacs
        Sep 27, 2023, 03:53

        Is it good for cold brew?

        Kevin Moore
        Sep 27, 2023, 11:41

        Probably not ideal for cold brew but good question, I've never tried it with this one.

      • Nicole
        May 6, 2020, 23:09

        Is this a 2020 Sincha?

        Kevin Moore
        May 6, 2020, 23:33

        Yes, as of the date of this writing and for about a month, this is shincha.

      • Michael
        Dec 18, 2018, 22:02

        Hi I was wondering how often you restock this tea. I’m very interested in trying it. Thanks!

        Kevin Moore
        Dec 18, 2018, 22:38

        Unfortunately we just ran out of stock on that and we won't have it in again until the 2019 harvest. It was super popular.

      • 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.

      Customer reviews
      Average rating:
      4.84(Votes: 32)
      Rating of votes (32)
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      • Justine Holmes
        May 8, 2023, 07:39
        A tea that is very sensitive to heat and steeping time. With my loose tea making skills I often over did it and the tea wasn't as good as it could be. When I got it right I was surprised at how amazing it was but I found it hard to get it right.
        O-Cha.com Japanese Green Tea & Matcha
        May 15, 2023, 03:13
        Usually this tea is blended with other teas, I think we're the only ones who sell it completely unblended. The reason we carry the unblended version is because it's extremely high in catachins, probably higher than any other sencha. This is why it's hard to brew - it can be bitter so it needs a gentle, lower temperature brew and shorter brew time.
      • Ryan Hodges
        Mar 22, 2023, 23:06
        This brings the astringency required to deliver a long lasting complex aftertaste. A challenging tea that rewards the one who pushes the astringency envelope. After the "bitter" comes the "sweet". Life lesson in a teacup.
      • ian
        May 17, 2020, 07:12
        favorite tea i've bought from ocha so far. very natural grassy green taste. definitely more of an experience than just as a nice tasting hot beverage, elegant but still quite simple
      • 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.
        • SKU
        • Shipping Weight
          110 g
      • 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
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
        • Shading
          Partial Shading (Kabusecha)
        • Steaming
        • Color
        • Aroma
        • Taste
        • Astringency
        • Clarity
        • First infusions per Pkg
        • Organic
        • 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)
        • Notes
          Our strongest green tea with the highest levels of catechins, brew with care!

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