Light Steamed "Asamushi" Tea

light steamed green teaAsamushi Sencha The green teas in this category, known in Japanese as "asamushi-cha", or light steamed green teas, are steamed for a shorter period of time than your typical sencha. The period in which any green tea is steamed depends on various characteristics such as where it was grown, elevation, etc. Like deep steamed green tea, not all green teas are suitable for light steaming.

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  • Ujibashi San no Ma - Uji Sencha

    Ujibashi San no Ma - Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    It's our pleasure to be able to offer the outstanding Uji Sencha "Ujibashi San no Ma". From Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea, operating continuously from the same location on the banks of the Uji river for over 852+ years. This item uses select 100% Uji grown, Yabukita leaves from the first harvest and is lightly steamed sencha (asamushi). It yields a very wonderful nice grassy aroma and is a very classy green tea. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea.

    Available in 100 gram packages.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 12)
    Reviews: 12
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    • $31.02 USD
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  • Aoi Uji Asamushi Sencha

    Aoi Uji Asamushi Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!

    It's our pleasure to be able to offer the outstanding Uji Sencha "Aoi", ("Green") from Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea. This item consists of yabukita leaves from the first harvest and is Tsuen's second highest ranked sencha, the first being their San no Ma. This lightly steamed sencha (asamushi) yields a very wonderful nice grassy aroma. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea, directly from the banks of the Uji river.

    Net Wt. 100 grams

    Score: 4.88 (votes: 17)
    Reviews: 15
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    • $25.38 USD
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  • Kyoto Sencha - Chadōraku

    Kyoto Sencha - Chadōraku

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Rare!

    Starting in 2016, we began to offer an especially select Kyoto sencha from the Tsuen teahouse in Uji, Kyoto Japan. They call this lineup "Chadōraku" and each year it is different. Tsuen teashop owner Yusuke Tsuen is an expert tea taster and has won many awards in tea tasting competitions so you can be sure that what he selects will be outstanding.

    For 2017 it's our pleasure to be able to offer an especially outstanding, Limited Edition light steamed green tea ("asamushi-cha") from Minamiyamashiro village (お茶の京都みなみやましろ村) near Uji. We exclusively obtain this from Japan's oldest teashop, Tsuen Tea. This item is 100% Sakimidori leaves from the first harvest. Seldom do we come across a light steamed green tea with needles of this quality and appearance. When brewed, it yields a very nice pronounced Kyoto umami flavor. The astringency is a bit strong and it's got somewhat of a tart taste and for that reason, we consider this to be somewhat of an advanced brewer's green tea. If brewed properly under capable hands, however, it will result in a very nice infusion with strong umami aftertaste. Although you could brew this in any type of Japanese teapot, you will get the best out of it by brewing in either a hōhin or shiboridashi teapot.

    Yes, we realize it is rather expensive - obviously a lot of hard work went into producing this gem of a green tea. However, our job has always been to first and foremost obtain the best green teas possible for our customers with pricing being a secondary (but still important) consideration. For that reason, we offer this in 30 gram packaging. To keep costs down, this is one of the few green teas we carry in which we will not be able to offer bonus points. Here is your chance to try some of the best of what Japan has to offer in Japanese green tea.

     

    Net Wt. 30 grams

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 3
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    • $23.50 USD
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  • Hana no Kaori Uji Sencha

    Hana no Kaori Uji Sencha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Rare!

    "Hana no Kaori" translates as "Floral Aroma", which is what this sencha is all about. A rather unusual offering for you, Uji sencha "Hana no Kaori" was obtained through one of the growers of the Tsuen tea shop in Uji Japan. What's different about this tea? This unusual offering became "slightly" fermented. In the case of Chinese oolong tea, this of course is done on purpose. In the case of Japanese sencha, fermentation is normally something to be avoided as the tea will usually no longer be "green" anymore. In the case of "Hana no Kaori" this tea not only fermented slightly, but it also keeps it's very beautiful green color. The result was not only a beautiful green colored sencha, but one with a rather strong oolong-like floral notes and taste. All who have tried it have been impressed with the delicious taste of this sencha green tea - we could not pass it up!

    We have a limited amount of this item. If you are a green tea fan who also enjoys oolong tea, we think you'll really appreciate this tasty green tea. Here is your chance to try a very high quality Japanese green tea with unique floral, oolong-like floral characteristics, shipped directly to you from Japan's oldest tea shop on the banks of the Uji river. An extremely delicious green tea!

    Net Weight 100 grams

    Score: 4.57 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 7
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    • $22.56 USD
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  • Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

    Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

    • Unique!

    ***Sold Out until May 2018***

    This green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  New for 2017, we knew we would buy this one as soon as we tried it, it's really delicious. Organic Sae Midori asamushi is a light steamed green tea  from the Sae Midori clone and is somewhat rare to be processed in the light steamed form. This product is both flavorful and aromatic, much more so than the typical deep steamed Sae Midori. If you are a light-steamed green tea fan, you should really enjoy this one.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 4
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    • $18.80 USD
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  • Kabusecha - Organic

    Kabusecha - Organic

    • Organic
    • New for 2016!

    This organic kabusecha green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Organic Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This 2016 version comes from the Yabukita clone and is medium steamed.  We consider this gem to be one of our best aquisitions of 2017, the aroma is unusually strong, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful.  Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    This product is also available for automatic monthly delivery!

    Score: 4.91 (votes: 22)
    Reviews: 21
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    • $15.04 USD
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  • Asanoka Sencha

    Asanoka Sencha

    Grown in Kirishima Kagoshima Prefecture. The 2017 version of Asanoka sencha is light steamed (asamushi), though we note it leans a little bit towards medum steamed. We knew we had to aquire this when we tasted it as it has a quite strong aroma and very pleasant umami taste. Very nicely balanced this has been priced competitively and is a very good value considering it's high quality. Very delicious, 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: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
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    • $15.04 USD
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  • Sae Midori Organic Kabusecha

    Sae Midori Organic Kabusecha

    • Organic
    • Rare!

    Sold Out Until 2018 Harvest

     

    This green tea comes from Kirishima City, Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha is grown for 14 to 20 days under 45% shade before harvest giving it taste characteristics of both sencha and gyokuro. This light steamed (asamushi) version comes from the Sae Midori clone and it is somewhat rare to be processed in kabusecha form.  A sweeter, less astringent taste than regular sencha, it has a lovely green color and is quite flavorful. Brew as you would for sencha. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 16)
    Reviews: 15
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    • $15.04 USD
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  • Kanayamidori Organic Sencha

    Kanayamidori Organic Sencha

    From Kirishima in Kagoshima Prefecture, Southern Japan. Don't let the low price fool you - Organic Kanayamidori Sencha is a very delicious 100% certified organic green tea! From the first harvest of course, a light steamed ( asamushi ). Well balanced with just the right amount of astringency and very aromatic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, it is completely freshly packaged in Japan at the source and sent to you directly from our headquarters in Japan.

    Available in 100 gram packages

    Score: 4.25 (votes: 4)
    Reviews: 3
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    • $13.16 USD
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  • Zairai Organic Kirishima Sencha

    Zairai Organic Kirishima Sencha

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima Prefecture. Lightly steamed, organic Kirishima Zairai sencha has a light yellow green color to it, medium body, and rather unique taste and aroma due to it's high iron content.  Zairai means "native" in Japanese and refers to the fact that this tea is from no known modern cultivar and is a close derivitive of the original tea plants imported into Japan from China in the 14th century. Since it is "wild" and grown from seed instead of cloning, there is quite a lot of variation between individual plants which gives the leaf a non-uniform leaf structure and charactaristics of a blend. Although it is considered a hardier plant to culitviate, the lack of leaf conformity, in addition to lower yield than recent clones does not encourage growers to grow it means you will not come across this unique tea often.

    Very delicious, here's your chance to experience a green tea with characteristics of the teas of old Japan. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Available in 100 gram packages

    Score: 4.76 (votes: 21)
    Reviews: 19
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    • $13.16 USD
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  • Sae Midori Asamushi Sencha

    Sae Midori Asamushi Sencha

    • Rare!

    Asamushi Sae Midori Sencha - From the first harvest, this is a very special sencha from Kawaminami City, Miyazaki prefecture.

    A very easy-to-brew green tea, this one is a bit unusual as saemidori is usually encountered in it's deep steamed form, yet this one is light steamed (asamushi) and it retains it's pretty green color.  The saemidori clone of green tea plant is a cross between yabukita and asatsuyu varieties and was only registered in 1990. O-Cha.com was the first internet tea shop to offer Sae Midori to the general public outside of Japan and it indeed has proven itself to be a popular choice since introduction. Strong in color and aroma and a bit on the sweet side, you will be greeted with a very wonderful, grassy aroma upon opening of the package. If you are a connoisseur of light steamed green teas, we think you'll be particularly pleased with this item.

    Available in 100 gram packages.

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    • $12.22 USD
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