Uji Sencha Aoi

Score: 4.89 (votes: 18)
Reviews: 15
4.89 |
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This product is currently classified as shincha

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

  • $20.59 USD
In stock
    • Shipping Weight
      110 g
    • SKU
  • 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
    • Harvest
      First and/or Shincha
    • Breed
      Oku Midori, Yabukita
    • Shading
      Full Sun
    • Steaming
    • Color
    • Aroma
    • Taste
    • Astringency
    • Clarity
    • First infusions per Pkg
    • Organic
    • 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)
    • Notes
      Supplied to us from Japan's oldest tea shop.
Customer reviews
Average rating:
4.89 (Votes: 18)
Rating of votes (18)
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  • benoit riffon
    Dec 26, 2017, 03:00
    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, 07:54
    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
  • George Koupiaris
    Feb 22, 2016, 07:37
    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.

Product questions

  • Kris Spindler
    Nov 30, 2021, 13:03

    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, 16:14

    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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