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Sencha Loose Leaf

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$13.95 / 4 oz. pkg.
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  • Tea Type
    Green
  • Caffeine level
    Light
  • Origin
    Japan
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Sku ID #509203

Caffeine Level

Sencha Loose Leaf
No Caffeine
Light Caffeine
Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp (2g)/8oz
  • 175 ℉
  • 3 Minutes

Ingredients

Green tea leaves

How It Tastes

A lively, fresh cup with notes of newly cut grass. Japan’s green teas are known for their vegetal flavors and sea air aromas, due largely to the initial steaming of the leaves, a practice that heightens the fresh, raw leaf qualities of the tea. Steaming also brightens the cup—the best quality Sencha teas are lime-green when brewed.  Look for a brothy taste rich in umami.

History

Sencha is the dominant type of tea produced in Japan, notable for its fresh steamed process and slick, pine needle leaf shape. Qualities vary widely according to how early in the year the leaf is plucked, the degree to which it is steamed, and the region. Our Sencha comes from the famous Shizuoka area and employs a moderate 'Chumushi' steaming for balanced, vibrant color and umami taste.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (1)
Average rating:
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Anni Pattee
on 4/12/2016. Drinking Peet's since n/a. A Peet's Employee.

I absolutely love this tea. It has a rich umami character, with sweet vegetal notes, and a fragrant floral finish. I didn't realize how complex and fantastic this tea can be until I began cupping it with Eliot Jordan back in 2013. It's a fairly delicate tea but if shown a bit of considerate handling it will provide great rewards.