Organic Sencha

Our organic sencha green tea products are certified organic by one or more authorized certifying agencies, both within and outside of Japan. Because finding a really stellar organic sencha green tea is not always an easy thing to do, our selection will always be a bit more limited than our non-organic sencha. Like all of the green teas we carry, we hold out for the "better" qualities and often reject many samples that do not meet our standards for taste and quality - organic or not. Below we present those which came to our attention, which were a cut above the rest.

 

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  • Kirishima Organic Asamushi Sencha

    • Organic

    Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima. This is a rather exclusive product, only the tips of the young tender buds are used. Light steamed, this sencha has a medium body and carries a rather intense, nice grassy aroma and an unusually strong umami flavor. Organic Kirishima Asamushi Sencha has a very nicely balanced astringency, aroma and taste. The quality of this tea got our attention and we decided to carry it for those organic green tea enthusiasts who demand the very best. Very delicious, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    O-Cha.com's package includes 100 grams of tea.

    Score: 4.83 (votes: 6)
    Reviews: 3
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  • Sae Midori Organic Asamushi Sencha

    • Popular!
    • Unique!

    This green tea comes from Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves.  When we offered this for the first time in 2017, we knew we would buy this one as soon as we tried it and sure enough it had sold out by December. Organic Sae Midori asamushi is a light steamed green tea of 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: 4.78 (votes: 9)
    Reviews: 5
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    • $19.20 USD
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  • Kirishima Organic Sencha

    • Popular!

    Grown organically in the mountainous Kirishima area of Kagoshima. Medium steamed, this sencha has an intense green color to it, medium body, and carries a rather intense, nice grassy aroma and an unusually strong umami flavor. Organic Kirishima Sencha has a very nicely balanced astringency, aroma and taste. The quality of this tea got our attention and we decided to carry it for those organic green tea enthusiasts who demand the very best. Very delicious, we are confident you will enjoy this product. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

     O-Cha.com's package includes 100 grams of tea.

    Score: 4.88 (votes: 17)
    Reviews: 12
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    • $18.24 USD
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  • Organic Sencha Sae Midori

    • Organic

    This organic green tea hails from Kirishima Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Medium-steamed (chūmushi) this Organic Sae Midori has a lovely green color.  With a strong aroma, flavorful umami taste, and nice balance of astringency, this organic sencha is nicely balanced and is one of our best aquasitions of the year.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.50 (votes: 6)
    Reviews: 3
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  • Organic Gaba Tea

    • Rare!
    • Unique!

    We are pleased to announce the introduction of a rather unique variety of green tea -  ORGANIC GABA tea (known as ギャバロン茶 in Japanese) or Gabaron Tea. As we are aware that many of our customer's main motivation for drinking green tea is for it's many purported health benefits, when we come across something unique and special health-wise, even though it may not be a traditional green tea we will always take a second look at it. The purported health benefits of this tea were too much to pass up.

    GABA is tea that was developed in Japan for it’s special purported heath benefits using a unique fermentation process which produces high levels of GABA  (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) in tea leaves. Through experimentation, Japanese scientists found that fermenting green tea in an oxygen-free, nitrogen-rich environment for six to ten hours produced a green tea with very large amounts of GABA.

    While green tea is (especially gyokuro and matcha) is known for it’s high levels of L-theanine, it also has other amino acids one of which being GABA.  Typically green tea has about 400mg/100g of GABA.  However, due to the unique fermentation process this special GABA tea has almost 50 times that amount!

    Before you decide to purchase this tea, understand that the one drawback to the high levels of GABA amino acid was it produced a rather unusual taste that is not typical of sencha you may be used to. It seems the process that produces high amounts of GABA affect the taste greatly and it’s not easy to produce a GABA tea that also tastes great. Fortunately our producer not only manages to do that, but also is able to produce a total organic product at the same time. But know up front that it doesn't taste like regular sencha.

    So what can you expect this tea to taste like?  If you are a regular green tea drinker, understand that your first encounter with GABA tea is going to be “different".  It has a rather unusual aroma. You may be hesitant to try it and your first smell of this tea will probably  give you a bit of a pause.  So with the understanding that although it may look like most sencha but that it's actually a different tea altogether, once brewed you will be pleasantly surprised upon drinking it.  It has a very nice nutty, buttery taste and is quite delicious. Our experience was that we were initially resistant to it based on the initial aroma, upon drinking it is quite  pleasing.   

    Since we here at O-Cha.com are not research scientists and cannot make claims of the health benefits of this tea, we provide it for you to try and enjoy and we will let you do your own research on the matter. We can say that if you are seeking more GABA in your diet, it would be hard to beat this natural product! With a bit of online research you will most likely easily find quite a few scientific studies of the purported health benefits of GABA-cha, a few of which are said to include: 

    • Reduction of blood pressure in experimental animals and humans.
    • Reduction of insomnia and stress.
    • Improved concentration
    • Fatigue relief
    • Muscle growth
    • Fat loss
    • Lower sensitivity to pain

    We look forward to hearing your reactions and experiences with this new and unique product, won't you try some today?

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 1)
    Reviews: 1
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  • Chiran Organic Sencha

    • Popular!

    From the first harvest, a very special sencha from Nishimoto, Chiran, Minami-Kyushu, in Japan’s Kagoshima Prefecture. This wonderful tea was grown and certified organic. A blend of Yabukita, Yutaka Midori, Asatsuyu and Kanayamidori breeds. Deeply steamed, it has an exceptional green color and is very flavorful and aromatic.

     

    Score: 4.93 (votes: 15)
    Reviews: 11
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    • $17.28 USD
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  • Asatsuyu Organic Sencha

    From Kirishima, Kagoshima Japan, a first rate, first flush green tea. Organic sencha "Asatsuyu" is harvested from the first round of young 100% Asatsuyu clone spring leaves. Medium steamed green tea (chumushi), green color with a semi-cloudy clear consistency.  We find this particular asatsuyu to be particularly aromatic and flavorful which is why we chose to include it in our lineup. If you are looking for a healthy, organic, light steamed daily sencha of good value this would be hard to beat. Certified organic JONA/JAS. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.54 (votes: 13)
    Reviews: 12
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    • $17.28 USD
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  • Organic Kurasawa Sencha

    • Rare!
    • High Catechins!

    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. This year's version was grown semi-shaded and is considered "kabusecha".

    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: 4.90 (votes: 30)
    Reviews: 25
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    • $16.32 USD
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  • Organic Kabusecha

    • Organic

    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 version comes from the Yabukita clone and is lightly steamed.  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

    Score: 4.92 (votes: 25)
    Reviews: 22
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  • Organic Zairai Sencha - From Kirishima

    • 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: 4.75 (votes: 24)
    Reviews: 21
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  • Oku Yutaka Organic Sencha

    • Popular!

    From Shizuoka, a unique breed of Japanese green tea grown organically. A first rate, first harvest, deep steamed green tea, the high quality is obvious from the first sip. Strong "umami" sweetness, less astringent and mellow. As with many organic green teas, Organic Sencha "Oku Yutaka" is single estate and is not blended. Harvested from the first round of young spring leaves, it is certified organic. Nitrogen flushed and vacuum packaged, as fresh of an organic green tea as you can get.

    Includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.89 (votes: 28)
    Reviews: 22
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  • Organic Sayamakaori Sencha

    • Popular!

    This delightful green tea is grown organically in Shizuoka. Medium steamed, Organic Sayamakaori Sencha is rather bold in flavor and imparts a much stronger than average aroma. The leaf itself has not been particularly finely processed, however once brewed it is very flavorful. Our particular Sayamakaori gives quite a few delicious multiple infusions, more than the average sencha we come across. Very delicious, we predict this will become a favorite with organic green tea enthusiasts. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes a full 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.47 (votes: 15)
    Reviews: 13
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    • $14.40 USD
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  • Organic Meiryoku Sencha

    • Organic

     

    This organic green tea hails from Kirishima Kagoshima and is of course harvested from the first round of young leaves. Light-steamed (chūmushi) Organic Sencha Meiryoku has a lovely green color.  Medium aroma, somewhat low astringency, this organic sencha is nicely balanced, easy to make, and easy to drink - one of our best aquasitions of the year.  As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen flushed packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package

    Score: 4.00 (votes: 3)
    Reviews: 2
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  • Organic Green Tea Bags

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Organic

    For a quick and convenient, yet stellar cup of organic Japanese green tea on the go, these organic green tea bags come to us by way of Tsuen tea - Japan's oldest tea shop. From Uji, Japan, each tea bag contains 2 grams of tea in a unique pyramid shaped silk tea bag sealed in it's own foil package ensuring freshness. Very delicious, 20 sachets per package. Try our Organic Green Tea Bags today!!

    Score: 4.86 (votes: 7)
    Reviews: 6
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  • Organic Powdered Sencha

    • Organic
    • High Catechins!

    From Uji. Although it may look similar to matcha, this product is sencha and has different taste characteristics - it's a bit more astringent. However, because Uji Organic Powdered Sencha is grown under full sun it is poplular with those seeking maximum antioxidant levels from their tea. From the first harvest, the leaves used to produce this green tea are grown under full sun and are then ground into a fine, talcum-like. 100% certified JAS/JONA organic. No teapot needed with this item! Mix 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (included with package, depending on cup size) in hot water and you will have an immediate supply of the healthy ingredients in green tea. Many add this to their shake mixes. Try it today!

    Net weight 60gm.

    Score: 4.91 (votes: 11)
    Reviews: 10
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    • $9.60 USD
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  • Genmaicha with Matcha - Organic

    • Unique!

    From Miyazaki in Southern Japan, a first rate green tea. A combination of loose leaf green tea puffed rice, and matcha. Organic Matcha Iri Genmaicha is very delicious and you can serve it either hot or iced. Certified organic. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled packaging.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package!

    Score: 4.74 (votes: 23)
    Reviews: 22
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    • $8.64 USD
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  • Organic Hōjicha

    • A Tsuen Tea!
    • Unique!

    From Uji Japan, Hojicha, or Hōjicha is a green tea that has been roasted, imparting a red color and a very unique taste. Since the baking process removes the caffeine, this tea is often served in Japan to patients in hospitals, and to children. ThisOrganic Hojicha is excellent iced, you will often find this tea served in Japanese restaurants. Certified organic. As with all of our loose leaf green teas, packaged in nitrogen filled bags.

    Price shown includes 100 grams of tea per package.

    Score: 4.94 (votes: 16)
    Reviews: 14
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    • $8.64 USD
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