Ichiban Sencha

Ichiban Senchas

Our new line of Senchas were made by four tea farmers known as the Soniga 4. We met these gentlemen four years ago. We tasted teas, they shared their passion and intention for traditional Japanese teas. We stayed in touch and this year we are excited to offer you these remarkable teas.

We begin with 3 Sencha lots which are "Ichiban" or first pick of 2023. By Japanese classing, our lots are known as "steamed Tamaryokucha", a fine grade. As well, we have imported one lot of Houjicha as we know many tea drinkers cherish this traditional roasted tea.

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    OKU - Okuyutaka

    Obuyutaka (Oku) is emerald, delicately shaped, offering an unusually fragrant leaf aroma. Skillfully crafted, this small leaf offers some of the finest tasting Senchas produced in Japan.  Lot Notes. Produced in the Higashisonogi region of...
    Highly fragrant, assertive
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    Tsuyu - Tsuyuhikari

    The Tsuyuhikari (TSUYU) cultivar is known to offer an unusually refreshing cup within the Sencha class. Translated as "dew light". Produced by one farm/farmer focused to this cultivar only. Extra long, large, full leaves of a deep, forest green...
    Refreshing, caffeinated
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    SAE - Saemidori

    This year's lot of Saemidori (SAE) is Ichibancha grade. Grown on a farm above Omura Bay, SAE is an early budding tea, locally known as "Clear Green". The leaves of this high-grade Sencha are a vivid green suggestive of its high amino acid content. Leaves...
    Vibrant, high umami