Sencha Starter Set
Sencha Starter Set
Sencha Starter Set
Sencha Starter Set

Sencha Starter Set

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Start your tea journey off right with a brand new Kyusu and 1 a delicious sencha from the island of Yakushima! Comes with a built-in strainer for easy brewing and pouring.

Red Tokoname Kyusu

If you want to brew Japanese green tea in the traditional way, you must use a Kyusu teapot. This red kyusu is a great way to start exploring the world of Japanese green tea. It is a glazed teapot so it doesn't disrupt the flavor too much and it has an easy to clean metal sifter around the edges so that the tea leaves don't up inside your glass. The reason we recommend using the kyusu is that it provides the maximum amount of space for the leaves to open up and fully release their flavor.

This teapot is made from a natural clay called "Tatsuchi" and then it is fired in a kiln for 12 hours at 1,150 degrees C until it is hardened. The teapot is then fired a second time to ensure it has been hardened completely. The end result is a beautifully smooth and durable teapot that is ideal for all types of sencha, bancha, gyokuro and kukicha.

This teapot can hold 400 milliliters of water

Yakushima Sencha 80g

This tea comes to us from the island of Yakushima, a beautiful subtropical island off the coast of Kagoshima. Here, the foggy weather and warm climate produces teas that are truly unique. Straight away, you will notice the sweetness of this tea, followed by a nice summer freshness. The taste then evolves to give way to a beautiful hazelnut finish.

The second steeping is actually sweeter than the first steeping in this tea, although it does lose some of its savory umami flavor. This tea retains a lot of flavor in the second brewing, and it also does very well as a cold brew.

Temperature: 140 degrees Fahrenheit/ 60 degrees Celsius

Time: 1 minute, can be steeped up to 3 times

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