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Ingredients:Sencha (100% Fukumidori) (Caffeine)
Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Size:50g loose leaf

If you've been served a cup of tea in Japan, it's most likelysencha. Sencha is the most commonly consumed and produced tea in Japan, making up 80% of all tea production. The tea leaves are grown in direct sunlight and tend to be harvested in the first or second flush. The leaves of the upper shoots, which are the youngest and of higher quality, are then steamed, dried.

However, while most teas are typically blended to produce a consistent, large quantity of tea, this single origin “Fukumidori” tea is a rare single variety tea cultivated in one specific plantation.

To produce this single origin Fukumidori Sayama tea, raw leaves are dried in the sun for several hours to bring out the floral aroma and strong umami sweetness. 

Onishi-en has been producing tea since the Edo period in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture (the largest producing region of Sayama tea in Japan) and uses traditional techniques that have been passed down since their establishment 250 years ago. 

How to prepare:For the first cup, brew at a slightly lower temperature of 70-80°C for a little more than a minute (this will allow you to enjoy the sweetness of the tea). For the second cup add hot water at 90 °C for 30 seconds (the tea will become a little more bitter, but will have an enhanced aroma). For the third cup, add ice or cold water and wait at least 3 hours to brew a refreshing cold tea.

Suggested uses: Pairs great with the artisanal snacks and sweets found in ourJapanese Snacks & Sweets: "Raku" Care Package.

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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