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Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is a traditional Jinja Shinto Shrine located near Seattle, WA. Not only do they have there own kickass Sake but this high quality Sencha. A friend of mine brought up a bag of this from his stay at the shrine. This has a beautiful sweet aftertaste and really bright Umami. Whatever that means. ;)

Geoffrey Norman

They grow their own sencha?!

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No they Import the Sencha from Chado En in Japan, and some place in Oregon makes the Sake for them.


Sounds like my kind of shrine. =)

Geoffrey Norman

I know which place makes the sake. It’s about a thirty-minute drive from my house.

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drank Sencha by Chado En
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Well, I’ve been lucky enough to live, work, and train at Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America where this tea is exclusively delivered. This Sencha is much more robust than regular Sencha and you notice it immediately; it has a much stronger flavour of hay and maintains a coating texture throughout. It’s not overwhelming, however, and I prefer this Sencha to any other so far. Drink it while it’s hot; the warmth of the water really complements the strength of this tea. Cool or tepid water detracts from the above-said strong points

180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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