Steamed green tea from the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan, harvested in the early spring (the first flush). Sencha is one of Japan's most popular and beloved teas. The higher grades, like our Sencha Premier, tend to have more delicate flavor profiles. A crisp and clean cup with notes of freshly steamed edamame. Refreshing, sweet, and much more delicate than most Senchas. If you're new to Sencha (and the vibrant teas of Japan in general), this would be a great place to start.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 165° for 2 minutes.
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.
15 full leaf pyramids
Premier is a word that means “first” that comes from the Latin word “primarius.” It should come as no surprise then that Sencha, like our Sencha Premier, stands at the top of all Japanese ryokucha, or green teas. Representing eighty percent of all green tea production in Japan, it is from Sencha that nearly all other Japanese green teas are made, be it shade grown Gyokuro, roasted Hojicha, or ground Matcha. Unlike Chinese green teas, ryokucha are steamed rather than pan-fired to stop oxidization, which results in greener teas and more vegetal flavors.
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
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: