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Premium Organic Matcha 30g


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

Sencha

SHINCHA! - Chashi Meijin Fukamushi Sencha; Kakegawa, Shizuoka, 50g - 2016


Chashi Meijin Fukamushicha - 2016 (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            

SHINCHA! Chiran Sencha, Kagoshima Prefecture, 50g - 2016


Chiran-cha - 2016, 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            

15% OFF! Fuji Asamushi Sencha, Shizuoka, 50g - 2015


Fuji Asamushi Sencha from Shizuoka Prefecture. From fields at the base of Mount Fuji, this asamushi (light-steamed) sencha infuses to a light green color with a combination of grassy and slightly marine aroma and flavor. It has a smooth and silky finish with a low astringency level.

$9.50           sale price $8.00

SHINCHA! Gokase Organic Kamairi Tamaryoku Sencha, Miyazaki, 50g - 2016


Gokase Organic Kamairi Tamaryoku Sencha, Miyazaki Prefecture - 2016. This Kamairi (pan-fired) Tamaryoku Sencha infuses to a golden-green hue; and is a smooth, full-bodied tea with well-balanced flavors of amami (sweetness,) grassiness, and astringency. The sweetness in this tea is slightly reminiscent of sweet potatoes.

$8.50            

SHINCHA! Hayato Sencha; Kirishima, Kagoshima Pref. 50g - 2016


Hayato Sencha, Kirishima - 2016. Smooth and full-bodied with medium-low astringency and herbaceous, grassy notes.

$11.50            

SHINCHA! Makizono Kirishima Organic Zairai Sencha; Kirishima, Kagoshima, 50g - 2016


Makizono Kirishima Organic Zairai Sencha -2016 is a chuumushi (medium-steamed) tea that brews to a warm green color. It's a low astringency, soft and smooth, medium body tea with mellow amami (sweetness) notes. Zairai means native and represents an older cultivar of the Japanese tea family.

$10.50            

SHINCHA! - Oita Organic Sencha; Usuki, Oita Prefecture, 50g -2016


Oita Organic Asamushi Sencha - 2016, 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            

SHINCHA! - Ei Sencha, Kagoshima Pref., 50g - 2016


Ei Sencha is smooth and mild, with low astringency. Although not as well known as other Kagoshima teas like Chiran, teas from Ei Town are known for their mellow flavor, and have been nicknamed "Natural Gyokuro" for the low astringency levels. Though not actually having the same amami (sweetness) as Gyokuro, Ei Sencha does offer a tea experience with a mildness not often found in most sencha.

$8.50            

SHINCHA! - Uji Sencha, Kyoto, 50g -2016


Uji-cha - 2016; 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            

SHINCHA! Ureshino Tamaryoku Sencha, Saga Prefecture, 50g - 2016


Ureshino Tamaryoku Sencha, Saga Prefecture, Kyushu. 50g - 2016. 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            

SHINCHA! - Yakushima Organic Yutakamidori Sencha, Kagoshima, 50g -2016


Yakushima Organic Yutakamidori Sencha - 2016, 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            

Gyokuro (shade grown "precious jade dew")

SHINCHA! - Uji Organic Gyokuro, Kyoto 50g - 2016


Uji Organic Gyokuro, Kyoto. This Saemidori cultivar, Organic Gyokuro from Uji infuses to a golden-green hue, and is a smooth, yet full-bodied tea with grassy and buttery notes and a slightly astringent finish, lasting through multiple infusions.

$13.95            

SHINCHA! Yame Gyokuro, Fukuoka Prefecture, 50g - 2016


Yame Gyokuro - 2016, 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            

Genmaicha (sencha + roasted brown rice)

SHINCHA! - Kagoshima Organic Genmaicha - 2016


Kagoshima Organic Genmaicha - 2016. Organic Yabukita Sencha from Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, + Organic Brown Rice Blend from Niigata and Shizuoka. Our Organic Genmaicha infuses to a very smooth and fragrant tea with low astringency. It has the grassy notes of good Sencha, plus the warm toasty aroma of roasted brown rice.

$7.95            

Genmaicha, Shizuoka, 50g


Kawane Genmaicha - 2016, 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 (stem teas)

SHINCHA! Karigane, Stem Tea from Gyokuro; Asahina, Shizuoka, 50g -2016


Asahina Karigane - 2016, 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            

SHINCHA! Kukicha, Kagoshima Prefecture, 50g -2016


Kukicha - 2016, 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 (roasted teas)

Houjicha, Shizuoka, 40g


Houjicha - 2016, 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            

SHINCHA! Kagoshima Organic Houjicha, 40g - 2016


Kagoshima Organic Houjicha (Roasted Bancha)- 2016 from Kagoshima Prefecture. The roasting process produces a very savory and smoky aroma and a slightly sweet flavor reminiscent of sweet potatoes of apricots, 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.

$7.50            

Gift Box

Charaku Gift Box, Holds 2-4 50g Tea Packs


Gift Box for two to four 50 gram loose leaf tea packs. L.9"(23cm) x W.7"(18cm) x H.1.625"(4cm.) Giving tea as a gift? Add on this sturdy gift box created in Japan especially for our wrapped tea packages. All of our 50g tea packs fit these gift boxes. Note: only our Charaku Houjicha, which is lighter and needs a larger package, does not fit into our gift boxes.

$1.75            
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