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SENCHA (Finest Grade ‘Birds Afloat’) (25 g)


Sencha sharpens the mind, to help you take on the demands of a busy lifestyle.

Product Description

Sencha is the most popular form of tea in Japan, and for good reason. With short brewing times, sencha is a surefire tonic to sharpen the mind and help you take on the demands of a busy lifestyle. In terms of taste, the best sencha is a happy marriage of bitterness and sweetness.

During production, the leaves are steamed (not fried, like Chinese green tea), dried and rolled. This last step releases the tea’s essential oils, bringing out its full flavour.

This premium Sencha differs from most in one important respect: it’s shade-grown in the Uji Valley. Shade-growing produces a more lustrous green leaf than full sunlight, and a more intense flavour in your cup.

Place of Origin

Uji Valley, Kyoto, Japan


Spring 2015


Dry storage at all times (comes in a zip-lock, heat-sealed bag. BPA-free)

Brewing & Enjoying

No washing of the leaves is required. Using 4 to 5 grams per serve, steep at 85 degrees Celsius for 30 to 45 seconds. Any longer and the decoction will become overly bitter. This tea yields up to 3 brews.

Finest Sencha

This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried


MATCHA (Unkaku: ‘Crane in the Clouds’)

Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!

Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.

by Konrad Markham on Blank Product Name
The Bordeaux of teas

This tea has a fabulous earthiness and funkiness. But really it's like a wine that needs to be cellared for a few years. Good Puer aged for a few years is tea like no other. The roasted earthy notes will intensify and soften over time.

The Bordeaux of teas...Love that description

by Konrad Markham on Whole Leaf YUNNAN BLACK TEA
Naturally malty and creamy black tea

As someone who doesn't normally drink black tea, this tea would convert me.Naturally malty and even creamy, something I haven't tasted before in a black tea.Fantastic flavour and would match brilliantly with milk and as a base for a chai tea.

A really unique Japanese green tea blend

As someone who loves the intense flavour of straight matcha and traditional genmaicha, I thought this blend was a bit odd just from reading the description.But after trying it wow. You get the traditional genmaicha flavour but the added dusting of matcha dials up the flavour intensity without overpowering it. Great for those whom matcha is a bit too overpowering and want something more for everyday drinking.

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