Light Steamed Green 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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        Uji Shincha Kirameki

        Experience the rare delight of Uji Shincha Kirameki, exclusively offered by the historic Tsuen Tea Shop, Japan's oldest tea merchant residing along the picturesque Uji River for over 860 years. This exceptional tea is a once-a-year phenomenon during the shincha season, and once depleted, it won't be available until the next harvest. While Tsuen Tea does offer the Ujibashi San no Ma blend after shincha season, the Kirameki holds a distinctive charm that makes it uniquely sought-after.

        Meticulously crafted from the finest 100% Uji-grown (Wazuka village) Yabukita leaves harvested during the first flush, this asamushi (lightly steamed) sencha enchants with its vibrant, grassy aroma and refined flavor. Kirameki represents the epitome of Japanese green tea, offering a fleeting taste of spring's fresh vitality.

        Important Brewing Notes:  For this year's tea, brew similar to gyokuro at 60 C / 140 F for about 90 seconds.  This is lower than most sencha.  Thus, you should pre-warm your brewing vessels (teapot and teacups) prior to brewing, otherwise the result will be tepid.  If you do this correctly, you will be greeting with a wonderful umami green tea experience.

        Do not miss the opportunity to indulge in this limited-edition brew. Secure your 100-gram package today and immerse yourself in the exquisite pleasures of shincha season with Uji Shincha Kirameki.

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            Uji Sencha Ujibashi San no Ma

            We are delighted to present the exceptional Uji Sencha "Ujibashi San no Ma" from Tsuen Tea, Japan’s oldest teashop with an uninterrupted legacy spanning over 860+ years on the scenic banks of the Uji River. This premium sencha is crafted exclusively from select 100% Uji-grown Yabukita leaves harvested during the first flush and is characterized by its light steaming process (asamushi) which enhances its natural, grassy aroma and flavor.

            "Ujibashi San no Ma" is a testament to the elegance and refinement of traditional Japanese green tea. Its sophisticated profile and sublime aroma make it a standout choice for those seeking to experience the very best of what Japan's renowned tea culture has to offer.

            Now available in 100-gram packages, this is your opportunity to savor a truly classic green tea that reflects centuries of craftsmanship and dedication to quality. Do not miss the chance to enjoy "Ujibashi San no Ma" and indulge in a quintessential Japanese green tea experience.

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                Uji Sencha Aoi

                We are delighted to offer the exquisite Uji Sencha "Aoi" from Tsuen Tea, the most historic teashop in Japan. Celebrated for its premium quality, this sencha is made from the finest first-harvest yabukita leaves, ranking just behind the renowned San no Ma in Tsuen's esteemed lineup. Lightly steamed to preserve its vibrant, grassy aroma, "Aoi" captures the refreshing spirit of spring in each cup.

                Sourced from the picturesque banks of the Uji River, "Aoi" is a testament to the art of Japanese green tea craftsmanship. Every sip delivers a refined taste, steeped in tradition and superior quality, essential for any tea enthusiast’s collection.

                Packaged in 100-gram portions, Uji Sencha "Aoi" invites you to partake in one of the finest tea experiences Japan has to offer. Embrace the opportunity to indulge in this exceptional sencha and elevate your tea-drinking ritual.

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                    Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

                    Explore the exquisite subtleties of Kagoshima with our Organic Sae Midori Asamushi sencha, a prized green tea known for its light-steamed delicacy. Originating from the first flush of the Sae Midori clone, this tea is a rare find, introduced to our collection in 2017. It quickly became a favorite for its profound umami taste and rich aroma, distinguishing itself from more heavily steamed varieties.

                    The lighter steaming process of this Asamushi version enhances its aromatic qualities and flavor, offering a tea experience that is both nuanced and refreshing. Each sip delivers a vibrant burst of flavor, perfectly balancing invigoration and relaxation.

                    Packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to maintain optimal freshness, each 100-gram package of this green tea is designed for connoisseurs who treasure exceptional quality.

                    Due to high demand and limited quantities, Organic Sae Midori Asamushi is often sold out by December each year. We encourage you to secure your portion of this exceptional tea soon, ensuring a special place in your tea repertoire.

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                        Organic Kabusecha Sae Midori

                        Delight in the refined taste of Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha from Kirishima City, Kagoshima, a premium green tea harvested from the first flush of young leaves. This special kabusecha is cultivated under 45% shade for 14 to 20 days before harvest, blending the best qualities of both sencha and gyokuro into a uniquely flavorful experience.

                        This light-steamed (asamushi) tea comes from the Sae Midori clone, making it a rare find, especially processed in kabusecha form. It offers a sweeter, less astringent taste than traditional sencha, complemented by a vibrant green color that is as visually appealing as it is delicious. Ideal for those who appreciate a milder green tea, this blend provides a robust flavor profile without overpowering astringency.

                        Packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to ensure freshness, our Organic Sae Midori Kabusecha is presented in 100-gram packages. Brew it just as you would a regular sencha and savor the exquisite balance of this exquisite green tea.

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                            Organic Kurasawa Sencha

                            Explore the robust qualities of Kagoshima Organic Sencha "Kurasawa", meticulously grown in the organic fields of Kirishima, Kagoshima. This light-steamed sencha boasts an intense green-yellow hue and a fresh, grassy aroma, making it a standout selection for green tea enthusiasts.

                            Distinctive in its composition, Kurasawa contains approximately 1.5 to 2 times the catechins found in regular sencha, offering a potent source of these beneficial antioxidants. This high catechin content adds a notably astringent quality to the tea, so it's recommended to brew it at lower temperatures to fully appreciate its depth without overwhelming bitterness.

                            Ideal for those seeking the health benefits of green tea, "Kurasawa" is not only healthful but also delicious when brewed correctly. We believe in the exceptional quality of this tea and are confident it will become a cherished part of your tea collection.

                            As with all our teas, it is packaged in nitrogen-flushed bags to ensure it reaches you with its freshness and flavor intact.

                            Each package contains 100 grams of Kagoshima Organic Sencha "Kurasawa," ready to enhance your wellness regimen with its superior taste and health properties.

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                                    Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

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                                        Organic Kabusecha Sae Midori

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                                      Loose leaf asamushi sencha will usually have large leaf particles and are suitable to be brewed in all types of Japanese green teapots, including those with ceramic "sesame" filters. When brewed, light steamed green tea tends to have a clear, light appearance, usually a bit on the yellowish side, subtle flavors, but it is often quite aromatic.  Asamushi can also be somewhat astringent depending on the individual tea. If you've never tried a light steamed green tea, we do have the best in what Japan has to offer, try one today!

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