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Organic Sencha Fuji Green Tea

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Overview

Delicious green character with depth, body and some pungency. Cup tends bright forest green.


  • Tea Type: Organic green tea

  • Caffeine Level: Low

  • Antioxidant Level: Very high

  • Country of Origin: China

  • Region: Jiangxi Province

  • Grade: Sencha special - made to Japanese specifications

  • Ingredients: Green tea


This tea is a top quality Green Tea with good ‘green tea’ taste properties - slightly vegetative and fruity, but refreshing and clean; typical of Japanese manufacturing techniques. Tea was introduced to Japan from China in the 7th and 8th century. Records indicate that Japan’s Emperor Kammu gave visiting monks an imperial gift of powdered green tea. Emperor Kammu created a government post called ‘Supervisor of Tea and Tea Gardens’ as Japan had begun to cultivate its own tea. That this post was in the medical bureau of the government indicates that even then, there was tremendous respect for the health aspects of tea. From 800 to the 1200AD Japan relied heavily on China for it’s tea supply. Because tea arrived in limited quantities from China tea became a luxury used for medicinal and spiritual purposes.

A Zen Buddhist, Eisai Myoan returned from China (from what is now known as Jiangxi) with tea seeds and planted them at his temple. He soon realized that the quality was superior to any tea currently grown in Japan. These seeds formed the basis of Japan’s tea industry in the centuries to come. Further evidence of the known correlation between health and tea was found in a small book that Eisai wrote, entitled (translated), Tea Drinking is Good for Health. In this book he wrote that tea drinking confers many benefits including curing lack of appetite, diseases caused by poor quality drinking water, and beriberi (a vitamin B deficiency). Around this time another tea enthusiast in Japan developed the “Ten Virtues of Tea”. Amongst the virtues listed are: drives away the devil, banishes drowsiness, wards off disease, strengthens friendship, keeps the viscera in harmony disciplines body and mind destroys the passions gives a peaceful death.

Hot Tea:
Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz (200-260 mL) of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

Iced Tea:
Makes 1 litre: Put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup (315 mL) of boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.

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