Asanoka Sencha
Asanoka Sencha Color

Organic Single-Cultivar Asanoka Sencha

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This green tea is made from the same farm as two of our other favorite senchas -- Sae Midori Sencha and Asatsuyu Sencha.

The leaves are picked in the second week of April in Kagoshima, Japan. The leaves are soft and tender. They are also shaded for five days before harvest, just like our other Kagoshima green tea. 

The aroma of this tea is like a fresh, succulent steamed cabbage. On the first infusion, there is a hint of sweet honey followed by a nice earthy lettuce-like vegetable flavor. The aftertaste is amazing––it lingers for quite some time and leaves you with a sweet and refreshing basil sensation in your mouth.  


If you drink Japanese green tea every day, we highly recommend using Japanese teapot (kyusu) to make your green tea. It will brew your green tea better. It's much easier and, most importantly, much better tasting!


Recommended brewing temperature: 



3 grams - 185 Fahrenheit -  45 seconds - 300ml water


Certification: JAS Organic

Origin: Hioki, Kagoshima, Japan

Style: Deep Steamed

Notes: Honey, Lettuce, Basil 

Country Type of tea Rinse  Water Temp 1st steep 2nd steep 3rd steep
China Green No 190ºF / 88ºC 15 sec 10 sec 20 sec
China Aged white Yes 205ºF / 96ºC

1 min

15 sec

25 sec

China Classic white No 175ºF / 80ºC 30 sec 15 sec

30 sec

China Twisted oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 30 sec 15 sec 20 sec
Taiwan Rolled oolong No 205ºF / 96ºC 45 sec 15 sec 20 sec
China Small leaves black No 205ºF / 96ºC 15 sec 25 sec 35 sec
China Big leaves black No
205ºF / 96ºC
45 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Shou puerh Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Heicha Yes
205ºF / 96ºC
30 sec 15 sec 30 sec
China Sheng puerh Yes

190ºF / 88ºC

30 sec

20 sec

30 sec

China Sheng puerh Yes 205ºF / 96ºC
10 sec
5 sec
10 sec

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jewel Lee
Herbs & blanched spinach

First infusion was creamy, slight umami, blanched spinach. Second infusion, bright almost citrusy? Third infusion was herbaceous, perhaps you are right, it is leaving you with basil aftertaste.

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