This is Sencha can be found in homes throughout Tokyo. It is a very approachable green tea, and a fine choice for everyday consumption. Try (and travel with) this box of 20 individually wrapped tea sachets. Each wrapped sachet brews a 12 oz cup.
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Details: The Kaburagi family has sold to Americans for over 110 years. They are well known in Tokyo and throughout Japan as a preeminent supplier of tea. They supply this pleasant Sencha from central Shizouka. To keep the price somewhat reasonable, teas are chosen from the middle of the season.
Dry Leaves: The leaves from this tea are a medium lime green color. Since this is a traditional sencha (futsumishi) the leaves are more identifiable than in the deep steamed (fukamushi).
Liquor: The liquor is a medium green, not as intense as the Ichiban. The green is a truer green than the Bancha, which tends to be more yellow.
Aroma: Japanese Sencha has pleasant spinachy notes, with slight roast flavors that are a similar to a toasted bread.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: As a mid-season Sencha, this green tea has good levels of amino acids and more body than most green teas.
Flavors: A pleasant green tea. The mild vegetal flavors with light accents of citrus and toast make this a tea that can handle all your moods- every day.
Brewing Time: 3 minutes
Brewing Temp: 160˚