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Sencha Nagashima Tea
Sencha Nagashima Tea

Sencha Nagashima Organic

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We are proud to offer this new high-quality Sencha Nagashima Organic tea, grown without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. The lovely leaves, whole and broken, yield a balanced and sustained liquor with fresh, tasty herbaceous notes.

Japanese tea gardens look quite different from tea plantations in other parts of the world. The bushes are cultivated in long rows and trimmed so the row has the appearance of a long dome. In Okinawa Prefecture it is said that the tea gives the impression of smooth waves of green, undulating over the landscape. This curved form of the tea bush gives the largest plucking table (the area where the new shoots used in high quality tea production grow is called the ‘plucking table’ – not only in Japan but in other parts of the tea growing world as well). It is on the long regularly shaped plucking table that the pickers take the leaves and the new buds. In the early season plucking is only done by hand.


Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Okinawa, Ryukiu-Islands, Japan
Infusion: Pale green yellow

Ingredients: Green tea

Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly – about 1-2 times. The secret is to use water that is about 70-75’C. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup let the tea steep for about 3-4 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment – do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on and so on – until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, not only do they foretell your fortune but you can see the bud and shoots presenting themselves, looking like they are about to be plucked. Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn (previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends to be flat tasting), steep for 2-4 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup but do not add milk or sugar since green tea is enjoyed ‘straight-up’.

Iced tea-brewing method: Not recommended

Tea has always had a place in Japanese life. It has been used to show respect to honored guests, as a medicinal drink to aid digestion after meals and in the “tea ceremony” whose rules were laid down by Rikuyu. Recent research has revealed numerous chemical and mineral components in green tea. Japanese green tea contains the following components: Theanine, Catechins (polyphenols), Flavonoids, Vitamins C, B1, B2, Niacin, Caffeine, Amino Acids and Minerals F, Zn, Mn, Cu, and Se.

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