The Pleasure of Fine Japanese Tea

Leaf Tea

Kouchi Sencha, Tsuno Village, Niyodogawa Region Shikoku, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


A rare tea from Kouchi Prefecture's Niyodo River Region on Shikoku Island, this asamushi (light-steamed) tea is full-flavored with low astringency.

$7.50            

Chiran Sencha, Kagoshima, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Chiran-cha - 2013, Sencha from Chiran City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Infuses to a deep emerald-golden green with an herbaceuos and slightly nutty aroma and flavor. Full-bodied, and very smooth with a moderate astringency level.

$8.50            

Ei Sencha, Kagoshima, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Ei Sencha - 2013, from Kagoshima Prefecture exhibits a grassy and slightly sweet aroma and flavor. For it's low astringency and sweet flavor, it is often referred to as "natural gyokuro."

$8.50            

Hayato Sencha; Kirishima, Kagoshima Pref. 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Hayato Sencha, Kirishima - 2013. Smooth and full-bodied with medium-low astringency and herbaceous, grassy notes.

$11.50            

Uji Sencha, Kyoto, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Uji-cha - 2013; sencha from Uji City, Kyoto, infuses to a deep golden-green liquor with a floral and slightly grassy bouquet. The flavor is soft, yet full in the mouth, with low astringency. It is a flavor that reminds one of the elegance of Kyoto, and the fame of Uji as a producer of fine tea throughout Japan's tea history.

$10.85            

Oita Organic Sencha; Usuki, Oita Prefecture, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Oita Organic Asamushi Sencha - 2013, from Usuki, Oita Prefecture on Kyushu This asamushi (light-steamed) sencha has a smooth, clean taste with slight grassiness and medium astringency that is reduced significantly in latter infusions.

$10.50            

Chashi Meijin Fukamushi Sencha; Kakegawa, Shizuoka, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Chashi Meijin Fukamushicha - 2013 (deep-steamed tea,) Sencha. Origin: Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Cultivar: Yabukita. This premium fukamushi sencha was awarded the Gold Medal by Monde de Selection, an independent product quality testing institute in Brussels, Belgium. As with most deep-steamed tea, it infuses quickly and produces a deep green color on the first infusion. Very full bodied with grassy flavor and aroma, combined with a hint of marine air. Very smooth and light, with low astringency even on subsequent infusions.

$11.95            

Yakushima Organic Yutakamidori Sencha, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Yakushima Organic Yutakamidori Sencha - 2013, Yakushima Island, Kagoshima Prefecture. Yakushima Island's relative isolation about 65 km Kyushu has recently encouraged many tea growers there to practice organic farming. This Yutakamidori variety of sencha has a light and mildly sweet taste with low astringency. We are pleased to be able to offer Yakushima tea as an organic option to our customers.

$12.50            

Yame Gyokuro, Fukuoka, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Yame Gyokuro - 2013, from Hoshino Village, Yame, Fukuoka. Infuses to a rich golden-green with a grassy and slightly woodsy aroma. Good gyokuro is often compared to a fine dashi (broth) and this tea is full in the mouth with an herbaceous, sweet, and slight marine flavors. A low temperature is needed to bring out the "amami," or sweetness, and low astringency that gyokuro is known for.

$13.95            

Karigane, Stem Tea from Gyokuro; Asahina, Shizuoka, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Asahina Karigane - 2013, stem tea of Gyokuro. Origin: Asahina Valley, Okabe City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Karigane refers to kuki-cha (stem tea) made specifically from the stems of Gyokuro. Infuses to a deep golden-green in the first infusion. The flavor and aroma are grassy with a slightly sweet finishing note. Full-bodied, but with very low astringency and lower caffeine content than sencha or gyokuro. More delicate and slightly sweeter than regular kukicha.

$8.95            

Takachiho Kamairi Tamaryokucha, Miyazaki, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Takachiho Kamairi Tamaryoku Sencha - 2013, from Takachiho, Miyazaki Prefecture, was an award winner at the National Tea Competition (Zenkoku Cha Hinpyoukai.) It is also a type of "kama-iri" or "pan-fired" tea. A dark golden-green liquor is produced on the first infusion with a slightly smoky and marine aroma. It has a pleasantly more roasted and woodsy taste than steamed Japanese tea, and has medium-high astringency finishing notes.

$13.95            

Genmaicha, Shizuoka, 50g


Genmaicha - 2013, sencha blended with roasted brown rice, from Kawane City, Shizuoka Prefecture, produces a rich green color with a roasted, somewhat nutty aroma and taste. Although this flavor provides the tea with a robust toasty character, it is relatively smooth and refreshing to drink.

$7.50            

Kukicha, Kagoshima, 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Kukicha - 2013, made from stems of sencha from Kagoshima Prefecture infuses to a deep golden-green in the first infusion. The flavor and aroma are grassy with a slightly sweet finishing note. Full-bodied, but with very low astringency.

$8.50            

Houjicha, Shizuoka, 40g


Houjicha - 2013, roasted bancha from Shizuoka Prefecture. The roasting process produces a very savory and smoky aroma and flavor in a deep chestnut brown liquor. Very low astringency, caffeine, and tannin levels make this a smooth and mellow tea that can be enjoyed anytime by tea drinkers of all ages.

$7.00            

Matcha

Premium Organic Matcha 30g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Charaku Premium Organic Matcha comes from fields high in the mountains of the Nishio region of central Japan, the country's premier location for growing organic tencha, the base tea to produce matcha. Only the best leaves are hand-picked and granite stone-milled to produce our high quality matcha. It is Japanese-certified Organic and also Kosher-certified.

$24.95           sale price $19.95

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Ureshino Tamaryokucha, Saga Pref. 50g - 10% donated to 3/11 Japan Relief.


Ureshino Tamaryokucha, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu. 50g - 2013.Infuses to a light green color, and stays very smooth through 3-4 infusions. The taste displays amami (sweetness) with slightly nutty and herbaceous notes.

$10.50