Sencha Zenkouen Superior
Sencha Zenkouen Superior
As a drier tea, this Sencha begins with a mild, slight cereal notes, and finishes with a bit of citrus, lemongrass and straw. The tea is dry and slightly astringent, without being bitter. You may notice a tiny bit of puckering on your palate not detracting from the drinkability of the tea, but rather enhancing it. The finish in the first steeping is light and mouthwatering, without lingering much more than 5-10 seconds. The mouthfeel of this tea is on the thinner side.
What You'll Get
🍃 JAS Organic Green Tea
🍃 Calming, Relaxing Theanine
🍃 Higher Caffeine Content
🍃 Long Lasting Energy Throughout the Day
🍃 Naturally Gluten Free and Vegan
🍃 Complex Flavor Profiles
What it Tastes Like
🍵 Strong vegetable notes
🍵 Slight dryness
🍵 Great as a Cold Brew
🍵 Smooth Finish
How Much Tea Does it Make?
This pack contains 100 grams of tea, enough to make 20 pots or 60 cups
Meet the Farmer
When we first met the farmer, Yoshimitsu Masuda, he gave us a tour around his tea field just as the sun was beginning to go down. We saw two Serow, a type of wild Japanese goat, grazing on the tea field. One of the positives about these organic tea fields is that they are not only great for growing tea plants, they can also support a diverse array of flora and fauna. Because these other plants were able to grow around the tea field, larger animals such as Serow and wild pigs are able to feel at home in this habitat. It is good to know that this farmer is able to produce not only great tasting tea, but also a healthy ecosystem!
About the Farm
In November of 2019 we got to see the farm of Zenkouen and were impressed by the sustainability methods used by the farmer. The tea field is full of life, with a diverse array of plants and animals able to coexist along with the tea plants. The farmer uses a type of fertilizer made by combining charcoal with seashells and various other composted ingredients. This allows him to create nutrient rich soil, without introducing unnatural elements to the tea field.
How to Brew it
Add 5 grams of leaves to the teapot or strainer and then pour in 150ml to 200ml of water (160 degrees Fahrenheit) and let the tea brew for 1 minute. You can brew the leaves 2-3 more times with the same temperature for 20 seconds each
Very Popular as a Gift
Our fans like to give away our teas on birthdays, weddings and other special days! Our samplers are highly recommended as gifts!
Always Pesticide Free
We make sure to only source teas from reputable farmers that grow tea without the use of conventional pesticides or chemicals. We meet with the farmers in person and tour the fields and facilities. We look at the sustainability of the field, the attention to detail and quality control of the facility and of course the taste of the tea.