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sencha overture tea
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LOOSE LEAF TEA
sample
makes 10 cups
$6
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4oz
38¢ per cup
$19
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16oz
out of stock
$39
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TEABAGS
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$19
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sencha overture

sencha overture

Sencha is a steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early summer (the second flush). It produces a rich, brothy texture, with a clean, very refreshing green aroma. The cup develops a sweet flavor reminiscent of tender steamed veggies and fresh seaweed, with a rounded finish that coats the palate at the end. Our Sencha Overture has a classic sencha flavor, perfect for fans of all things 'green.'

Steep at 170° for 2 minutes.

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teabags

teabags

Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.

teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$19
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ingredient

fresh from origin

In the Japanese tea tradition, the texture of the tea itself is extremely important. At the end of the tea making process, the tea master will carefully blend in tiny, broken up 'tea dust' to give the finished cup more body and richness. You can actually see these particles when you scoop out your tea. You also see them in your cup - Sencha should have a lovely, slightly cloudy appearance. This contributes to the 'umami' of the tea (the 5th taste - the others being sweet, salty, sour and bitter). Taste and enjoy the added richness umami gives your cup of tea!

This tea contains a moderate level of caffeine

teas of japan sampler

teas of japan set
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set. Teas included are:

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4 samples x 10 cups
$18
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direct trade advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

Teavana: 105% more expensive
David's Tea: 83% more expensive

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