Sencha a well-known variety of green tea that makes up 80% of all green tea consumed in Japan. This single-origin sencha is made from young tea leaves that are steamed, which helps the leaves retain their color and fragrance, and then firmly kneaded. The finished tea is fine and needle-like in shape and has a slight bitterness with a fresh, leafy aroma when steeped. This tea can be enjoyed hot or cold. Packaging size: 50g (about 10 servings with multiple steepings per serving)
Kiroku Tea Garden is a 4th generation women-owned tea farm in Wazuka, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A total of 26 tea fields are lovingly tended by Megumi Hori, her sister Hiroe, and their mother Yoko. After Megumi’s father passed away several years ago, Megumi returned to Wazuka to help her mother continue the near-century-long family legacy.
The Hori family processes their own tea and matcha in-house and are passionate about revitalizing the tea industry in Japan. By experimenting with rare cultivars and creating unique single-origin teas, they hope to reignite people’s appreciation of the beauty and complexity of high-quality Japanese tea.