Full leaf Japanese green tea from the verdant fields of Kagoshima.
Area where spaceships first sampled earth's tea. Classified.
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 185 degrees. Steep three minutes. Thank Emperor Saga for his love of tea.
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Japanese Green Tea
Slender needle-like leaves produce a deeply vegetal taste and aroma, ripe with notes of toasted rice and nori. The leaves are steamed to perfection to stop oxidation of the leaf, as well as to lock in their deep jade color and rich flavor.
Shizuoka Prefecture is located in the Chubu region, on the island of Honshu in Japan. While unable to claim full ownership of Mt. Fuji (its a joint custody thing with Yamanashi Prefecture), Shizuoka can tout being the biggest tea producing region in Japan, which says something. Harvest time for Sencha happens from April through June.