Tsumi Sencha Green Tea

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Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Kagoshima Prefecture
Grade: Sencha
Altitude: 500 – 1500 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Tending green w/depth & body.
Ingredients: Premium green tea
Character: A distinctive rich vegetative taste.

Contains very high antioxidant levels vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.

This Sencha replaces the original Oh-i-Ocha 1500. Its an early-April, first crop sencha harvested from leaves in the Kagoshima region. The growing climate produces a deep rich aroma and taste and a bright green tea color. The first crop of the four annual harvests is considered best when tea leaves are younger and softer. Produced under ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management Standards.

Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 176F/80C water over the leaves (2 teaspoons per cup) for 40 seconds (longer=stronger). Don’t remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.

Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

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I usually infuse my green teas for about 3 minutes, but this one suggests 40 seconds! Yes, 40 seconds…so…I’m being a good lil girl and following the directions!

The aroma is barely there.

The color is a murky green but oddly enough tastes very clean!

The flavor really enhances itself as it cools at room temp for a minute or two. It’s fairly sweet. This is a very nice GREEN. I’m happy I decided to follow the directions on the infusion time…it was JUST RIGHT!!!!

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That’s be cause it’s a sencha. Several Japanese greens even have a 30 sec steep:)


Indeed. The best sencha is usually 30 sec and 20 sec for the first two steeps. So with 40 you know you got healthful, healthy tea there.=)


Wow. I can’t imagine steeping tea for such a short time…I would be concerned there would not be enough flavor.


Infusin_Susan, keep in mind that water volumes, tea leaf volumes, and water temps are not “normal” either. For info on steeping Japanese greens, go here:

Geoffrey Norman

I had to steep their shincha for a short time, but that was because the temperature was at 20F heavier than normal.


Even with Sencha I infuse longer…


Not all sencha teas are the same, nor should they all be treated/steeped the same.


Definitely agree w/ LiberTEAS. Anyone know what to do w/a Chinese Sencha?

Geoffrey Norman

@Cofftea – 1 teaspoon per 8oz steeped in 170F for two minutes for Chinese sencha.

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this.

It’s really nice. Light flavor with a sweet, vegetative quality.

I’ll have to write more about this one later, and I’ll rate it then.

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Green Tea is a miracle along with mint leaves. The flavor of the tea is amazing!!

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