Asanoka Sencha

Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

Light and velvetty with hints of melon and spring flowers.

Available in a 50 gram (1.75 oz) pack.

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About Asanoka Sencha:

From the Asanoka cultivar which was developed in the 1990s in Kagoshima, Japan. Light and velvetty, this Asanoka was shade-grown for about two weeks before plucking and uses a light steaming (Asamushi) process. Brew using lower water temperatures around 160-170°.

Ingredients: Green tea leaves.

Sold in 50 gram (1.75 oz) pack only. Packaged at origin to maintain freshness.

Flavor Profile:

Light and velvetty with hints of melon and spring flowers.

Brewing Instructions:

Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.

Water Temp °F (°C)Steep Time (minutes)Number of InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160-170°F (71-77°C)1.52-31

Videos and Links:

Sencha Brewing Guide
Artisan Sencha Crafting
Senchado – Leaf
Japan Map