Clear glass with brewed honyama sencha
Overhead view of honyama sencha tea leaves
Side view of honyama sencha tea leaves
Overhead view of honyama sencha tea packaging
Side view of honyama sencha tea packaging

Sencha, Honyama 2019・煎茶

Regular price $24.00 $0.00 Unit price per

Crafted from yabukita, one of the earliest cultivars registered by Japan's agricultural research center (NARO) in 1953, this tea is well balanced: strong yet not overpowering, fragrant yet approachable. The first sip delivers a rich vegetal profile and a light, pleasant astringency. The finish is floral and sweet. It is a wonderful representation of the tea upon which most senchas are based.

Senchas are the most commonly drunk loose leaf teas in Japan, making up 70% of the country's tea production. It is usually highly vegetal and seaweed-like in flavor. The most revered senchas strike a perfect balance of vegetal flavor, sugary aroma, bitterness, and astringency.

Notes of geranium & bell peppers.

Harvested: May 2019

Cultivar: yabukita

Comes with 24 grams (6 servings)

Learn how to get $2 off a future order >

How to brew:

4 grams (1 spoonful) / 165° F / 150 ml (5 oz) / 1 min

The easiest way to brew loose leaf teas is in a reusable tea bag or with a teapot that has a built in filter. See our recommendations in our brew set-up guide.