Light Steamed Sencha Asanoka Green Tea

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100 grams (3.5 ounces)

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Light Steamed Sencha Asanoka 
Japanese Green tea 


Light Steamed Sencha (AsamushiCha) highly appeals to cognoscentes of Japanese green tea. It’s a cultivar from Asanoka. The wondrous smell of this green tea is a feast to the senses. It’s elongated, rolled up, pine needles appearance and emerald green colour makes it easily mistaken for high quality Gyokuro. We are lucky to have our supplier being a cognizant in Gyokuro processing. The supplier graciously did this tea in the same way.

Light Steamed Sencha Asanoka’s color is clear.  Drink it when it’s warm and the astringency will hit the palate quite strongly. There will be no sweetness whatsoever. The astringency ironically becomes medium as the tea cools. At the second infusion, the astringency disappears. It is replaced by a hint of sweetness and earthiness.

The taste to look out for in this green tea is ‘umami’. The Japanese people is famous for introducing umami taste to the world. Umami is in abundance in this tea. Expert green tea drinkers know umami when they taste it. You can pretend to be a green tea expert – trying to detect umami in this Japanese green tea. Share the fun by sharing Light Steamed Sencha Asanoka with family and friends.

100 grams (3.5 ounces)
Makes approximately 45 to 50 servings of tea

Brewing Suggestions

First Infusion:
Add 1 gram of tea per 100 ml of fresh water, or about one tablespoon per potful. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one minute.

Second Infusion:
Brew with the same temperature water as the first infusion but for only a few seconds. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping.

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Product Safety - 2016

For three consecutive years the Shizuoka Prefectural Government has contracted a certified independent agency to test, in its own laboratory, green tea for radiation harvested from all parts of the region. Each year all of the samples tested safe for human consumption in accordance with USA (USDA), European Union, Australian and Japanese government standards. 

No unsafe tea has ever reached any consumer.
With the health and well being of consumers in mind, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan has set strict safety standards for green tea. The report “Results of Tests for Radioactivity of Tea Produced in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2013” is available for your viewing at the link below. The samples tested were for “brewed tea” which is the state it is actually consumed. The test results for all the samples were nearly the same. Radioactive Cesium 134 and 137 were near zero while the safety limit is 100bq/1KG. Shizuoka green tea has once again been certified to be absolutely safe for your consumption and enjoyment.
The 2013 report is in Japanese language only but understandable to non speakers and can easily be translated by Google or Bing Translate. The first column of the report lists the number of areas tested. The second column is the type of tea tested. The third column is the name of the area tested. The fourth is the tea harvest date. The final three columns display the test results of Cesium 134, 137 and Iodine measured in bq/1KG.
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