Uji Asamushi Sencha
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      Uji Sencha Aoi

      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: 4.89 (votes: 18)
      Reviews: 15
      4.89|
      • ¥2,900 JPY
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      In stock

      Product questions

      • Kris Spindler
        Nov 30, 2021, 12:03

        Hi, what are the recommended steeping times for the second and third steepings? It's 74C for 90 seconds for the first? Thank you.

        Kevin Moore
        Nov 30, 2021, 15:14

        For this tea, the first steep time is about 60 seconds. The second steep is usually about 30 seconds, then for the third it extends to 90 seconds. The reason for this is after the first steep, the leaves are primed but after the second steep, they're also leached quite a bit. As far as temperature is concerned, the first steep is the most important and the subsequent steeping are not that critical.

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      • benoit riffon
        Dec 26, 2017, 02:00
        fresh green tea in the morning
        soft taste for 3 infusions before work
      • Kat
        Jul 25, 2017, 17:54
        Lovely. Delicate and yet full of flavour, it has a pleasant flowery aftertaste. The three brews obviously differ, yet all have interesting qualities.
      • Janet
        Jun 22, 2017, 12:02
        This is a very nice tea. Light and mellow if brewed with cooler water. It isn't my favorite (I prefer the San No Ma, for example). But overall a very good tea.
      • Michael Johnson
        Apr 30, 2017, 21:36
        Good green tea. Has nice aroma with a lighter taste, not as strong as something like miyabi, which is my favorite sencha.
      • John Priestley II
        Nov 27, 2016, 06:54
        First of all, let me be clear: O-cha.com does not provide anything less than the finest Japanese teas. Second, Tsuen is a totally high class shop. I ordered "Aoi" (an asamushi tea) as a break from the deep steamed teas I drank this summer. I am delighted with it! The color, aroma, and taste are just as advertised. This tea will be one to which I come back.
      • Timur Huseyin
        May 13, 2016, 21:27
        Excellent asamushi cha! Enjoyed a few sessions with this over the last few days. Fresh clean flavour tones over each brew.
      • Mark Hardes
        Apr 2, 2016, 00:22
        tasty
      • George Koupiaris
        Feb 22, 2016, 06:37
        I recently ordered this tea and have been very happy with it. You can really tell that this is a high grade sencha. This tea is an extremely good choice for those who prefer a sencha with a mellow taste.
        • SKU
          16526-TN
        • Shipping Weight
          110 g
      • Loose Leaf
        • Ease of Brewing
          Advanced - A little prior green tea experience recommended.
        • Net Weight
          100 g / 3.52 oz
        • Growing Region
          100% Uji
        • Year
          2023
        • Harvest
          First and/or Shincha
        • Breed
          Oku Midori, Yabukita
        • Shading
          Full Sun
        • Steaming
          Light
        • Color
          Green
        • Aroma
          Medium
        • Taste
          Grassy
        • Astringency
          Medium
        • Clarity
          Clear
        • First infusions per Pkg
          22
        • Organic
          No
        • Leaf (dry weight grams) to Water (1 fl oz / 30 ml) Ratio (recommended)
          .8 g to 1 oz/30 ml
        • Brew Temp (℃/℉ - recommended )
          74℃ (165℉)
        • Brew Time (Seconds)
          90
        • Notes
          Supplied to us from Japan's oldest tea shop.

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