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Sencha Hatsuzumi

煎茶はつづみ
(4.88 stars | 91 reviews)
$24.99

This Fukamushi Sencha is savory and full-bodied with a natural sweetness that is truly exceptional.

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At a Glance
  • Medium Caffeine
  • Vegetal Flavor
  • Good For Mornings
Description

This organic sencha green tea uses fresh tea leaves at prime ripeness, the first pick of the season. The soft buds come from Japan’s Yabukita cultivar. This Fukamushi Sencha is savory and full-bodied with a natural sweetness that is truly exceptional.

Fukamushi Sencha, also known as Shizuoka’s signature style of green tea, is deep steamed for a longer duration than usual, resulting in a rich, vibrant green brew.

Sencha Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler. Recommended water temperature for Sencha is 176°F (80°C). The flavor will be lighter and sweeter when brewed at lower water temperatures such as 158°F (70°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  3. When it reaches your desired temperature, pour water over tea leaves. Steep for 1-1.5 minutes. This tea can be steeped up to 3 times.

Sencha Cold Brew – Mizudashi (水出し) Instructions

Cold-brew Sencha is delicious and refreshing. Simply add 10g of tea leaves to 500 ml of cold water, and let it steep in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Cold-brew Sencha can keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

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Description

This organic sencha green tea uses fresh tea leaves at prime ripeness, the first pick of the season. The soft buds come from Japan’s Yabukita cultivar. This Fukamushi Sencha is savory and full-bodied with a natural sweetness that is truly exceptional.

Fukamushi Sencha, also known as Shizuoka’s signature style of green tea, is deep steamed for a longer duration than usual, resulting in a rich, vibrant green brew.

Sencha Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler. Recommended water temperature for Sencha is 176°F (80°C). The flavor will be lighter and sweeter when brewed at lower water temperatures such as 158°F (70°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  3. When it reaches your desired temperature, pour water over tea leaves. Steep for 1-1.5 minutes. This tea can be steeped up to 3 times.

Sencha Cold Brew – Mizudashi (水出し) Instructions

Cold-brew Sencha is delicious and refreshing. Simply add 10g of tea leaves to 500 ml of cold water, and let it steep in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Cold-brew Sencha can keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

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SKU: 19002GS
  • Medium Caffeine
  • Vegetal Flavor
  • Good For Mornings

Masa Yamamoto

山本昌 From Shizuoka, Japan
Product Type Weight Dimensions
100g Loose Tea (Airtight Tin) 3.5oz 6"H x 2.75"D
12 Tea Bags (Resealable Pouch) 2oz 5"L x 1.5"W x 8"H

91 reviews for Sencha Hatsuzumi

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  1. Paul
    (verified owner)

    I’ve been trying various Sencha brands lately in search of satisfying organic Sencha at a reasonable price. I’m happy to report that I found it today with my first delivery of SENBIRD TEA’s Organic Sencha Green Tea. I opened it immediately and brewed it following package directions at 75C for 1.5 minutes using spring water in a gaiwan. I could tell right away by both appearance and aroma that this was not just another mediocre Japanese tea in a fancy package. It was like experiencing the essence of a fine ceremonial matcha – excellent balance between umami fragrance, sweet fresh undercurrents of marigold, and a powerful centering energy experience. A completely unexpected level of quality for the price. Highly recommended!

  2. Kimberly
    (verified owner)

    I’ve recently upgraded my green tea routine, and I purchased several different brands of sencha teas from Japan. They’ve all generally been quite good, with a good but not overpowering umami flavor.

    I had to use a little more of this tea compared to another brand to get the same intensity of flavor I was looking for, and I wonder if its because this one seems to have significantly more stems than the other varieties I started with. Still, I quite enjoy it and I don’t think you will be disappointed buying it, although I’d also recommend trying a few different sencha brands to see which is your personal favorite!

    The stems might even be a bonus to some, as there is supposedly more theanine (the relaxing component of tea) in the stems compared to the leaf.

  3. Amber
    (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful organic sencha green tea. Very fresh and has an excellent flavor. I will definitely purchase this tea again.

  4. Marilyn
    (verified owner)

    I loved this Japanese Sencha tea! It’s a really great taste and full of caffeine as well. I recommend for tea lovers definitely have to try it. I never had green tea like this before. I definitely will purchase here again.

  5. Willie
    (verified owner)

    I have tried several brands of green tea and this is hands down one of my favorite. I will definitely be ordering more Senbird Tea products to try. This particular one was perfect, it didn’t not have the overly bitter undertones found in poorer quality teas.

  6. Albert
    (verified owner)

    Great smelling sencha, packaging and customer service

  7. Donald
    (verified owner)

    I’ve tried a lot of different tea brands (loose-leaf and bagged alike) and Senbird is definitely one of the better ones I’ve tried, especially for not being very expensive. Smells nice, seems like a reasonably high-quality product, the container makes it storable without needing an extra jar or tin (very handy given how many tea brands ship in crummy paper boxes, even loose-leaf) and it’s overall a great purchase. Would recommend to anybody who enjoys loose-leaf teas.

  8. Bruce
    (verified owner)

    Very refreshing sencha. Excellent quality.

  9. Judy
    (verified owner)

    Great tea, brings me right back to Japan.

  10. Julia
    (verified owner)

    Really tasty sencha I bought after reading a review from a customer who suggested it. I bought the tin and was really pleased to see they offered a few different specials. Very pleased!

  11. Lawrence
    (verified owner)

    Amazing Sencha tea from Japan! Superb quality and taste!

  12. Madison
    (verified owner)

    We like this tea for its fresh, light flavor (we use 1/2 the amount recommended), especially when a few slices of fresh ginger are added. This improves the flavor and takes away the “green” taste, in case you’re not a fan of that.

  13. Jean
    (verified owner)

    I liked pleasant taste

  14. Sean
    (verified owner)

    I was looking for a high quality Japanese green tea at a reasonable price. I am glad I found it. It feels so fresh. The tea looks beautiful in a white cup. The taste is not especially strong, but enough to give you a fresh Sehcha taste.

  15. Gloria
    (verified owner)

    You can really taste the quality! And the tea is actually green.

  16. Cheryl
    (verified owner)

    This is a high-quality sencha with good aroma and flavor. Definitely recommend!

  17. Andrea
    (verified owner)

    It’s really good. i like it better than matcha!

  18. Christian
    (verified owner)

    Fresh sencha tea and good taste!

  19. Noah
    (verified owner)

    Love the color of this green tea, says a lot, no after bitter taste, crisp and refreshing green tea, will buy it again.

  20. Evelyn
    (verified owner)

    Tea makes a wonderful green color and has a nice aroma and flavor. Both my wife and I love this tea.

  21. Roger
    (verified owner)

    I love this Sencha tea. It is extremely tasty and brightens my mornings

  22. Walter
    (verified owner)

    Very fresh and makes a great cup

  23. Ethan
    (verified owner)

    I love Sencha tea and have been drinking it for years. My husband bought me this tea for my birthday today and I LOVE it.

  24. Kyle
    (verified owner)

    I love Japanese teas and this one is amazing. So fresh and clean in taste. So happy that I got this as a gift. I look forward to trying more.

  25. Sandra
    (verified owner)

    This is a wonderful organic sencha green tea. Very fresh and has an excellent flavor. I will definitely purchase this tea again.

  26. Zachary
    (verified owner)

    I was quite surprised very pleasant tasting sencha!

  27. Virginia
    (verified owner)

    Great sencha tea, love the flavor, looking forward to try the other flavors.

  28. Henry
    (verified owner)

    El sabor es muy delicioso real mente un gran te verde

  29. Joyce
    (verified owner)

    The flavor tastes so healthy. It is very good quality and I will be buying more of the sencha and other teas.

  30. Olivia
    (verified owner)

    Love this sencha green tea. The taste is subtle. Good quality for the price.

  31. Adam
    (verified owner)

    Wonderful full body tea it has a full leaf and with a few minutes steep it releases all the flavor for a great cup o tea

  32. Julie
    (verified owner)

    Best Sencha I’ve found since at a tea shop in japan.
    I would definitely buy this tea again, it was so good, so aromatic and relaxing, so tas-tea(haha).

  33. Jose
    (verified owner)

    Wow… So far this is the best quality tea that I have ever tried. Will buy it again.

  34. Aaron
    (verified owner)

    I promptly received it and it was fresh and taste great.

  35. Tyler
    (verified owner)

    Really great Sencha. A little bit expensive but worth it! Will repurchase in the future!

  36. Nancy
    (verified owner)

    Great smell, packaging and customer service

  37. Dennis
    (verified owner)

    Great sencha and the flavor and smell was amazing. great price and good amount of tea.

  38. Catherine
    (verified owner)

    Really love it, will be buying more, and I’m a green tea connoisseur.

  39. Jack
    (verified owner)

    Great green tea. High quality product. I spent 10 months in Japan when I was in middle school. This tea reminds me of the tea that was served in restaurants in Japan.

  40. Janet
    (verified owner)

    Great sencha tea, great taste, great health benefits. I love it.

  41. Carolyn
    (verified owner)

    I am in love with this green tea. I have tried sencha and now I am looking into purchasing other flavors. Highly recommended!

  42. Patrick
    (verified owner)

    The tea was very delicious. Although the tin it came in was slightly dented.

  43. Anthony
    (verified owner)

    This Sencha tea gives a calm relaxing feeling, even the color of the tea makes you feel good. Great tea for any time of the day. and you know it is very healthy for you.

  44. Alexander
    (verified owner)

    This Japanese Sencha green tea is very good with a strong umami flavor & well-balanced astringency that comes together nicely.

  45. Gregory
    (verified owner)

    The distinctive fresh smell of sencha green tea greets you when you open the tin the tea comes in. The tea has a delectable smooth taste with less bitterness than other green teas I have had in the past. A true delight to drink.

  46. Samuel
    (verified owner)

    My husband and I are enjoying the Sencha tea. We’ll definitely buy it again!

  47. Samantha
    (verified owner)

    I’m not a tea connoisseur. So, I can only go by taste and how a tea feels on my palate. This sencha is refreshing and yet, feels rich. I have tried some better green tea bought in Japan itself. But, this one is among the best of green tea that I have bought in the US.

  48. Paul
    (verified owner)

    I would give five if the price was cheaper its pricy but has good taste unlike the other green teas and the shipping is fast and on time

  49. Timothy
    (verified owner)

    Flavor is good with 1tsp. The tea color is a mossy green. The flavor is good with a grassy aroma. Give it a try.

  50. Nicole
    (verified owner)

    I love traditional tea imported from Japan. Senbird tea produces and distributes excellent quality tea leaves found only in Japan. I can taste every flavor and aroma, sweetness and bitterness with slight sea whiff. The convenience of Amazon delivery is a plus! I highly recommend this product to all tea connoisseurs and casual lovers alike.

  51. Scott
    (verified owner)

    I like the flavor of this sencha tea, but really that is a very specific choice to be made by each individual.

  52. Larry
    (verified owner)

    I am switching from being a die hard coffee drinker to tea primarily tea. I’ve been wanting to try a Japanese tea for a while, and move away from tea bags. This looked promising and I’m glad I choose it. It’s very light and refreshing and nice change from some of the more intense teas I’ve been drinking

  53. Brenda
    (verified owner)

    Very nice sencha green tea, great flavor and potent. This is my go to green tea.

  54. Stephen
    (verified owner)

    I am not that well versed on green teas, so my opinion on the value for the money would be questionable at best. All I can say for sure is that I enjoy the flavor and body of this tea very much…

  55. Donald
    (verified owner)

    The tea is great hot or cold but makes for a great iced tea. The taste is bold and tastes fresh when compared to prepackaged tea bags. Recommend for those who enjoy bold green tea flavor.

  56. Anna
    (verified owner)

    I gave loose leaf tea a try, after drinking tea from tea bags all my life. I thought it might be a little complicated to prepare, but Senbird’s packaging was pretty informative with how much tea to use and how hot the water should be. The tea smelled so good in the tin, and drinking it was quite relaxing. The heads up on the caffeine level on the packaging was a nice touch, too.

  57. Angela
    (verified owner)

    By far my favorite tasting and fresh green tea leaves. I’m hooked.

  58. Nicholas
    (verified owner)

    Light, fragrant, refreshing green tea taste. A very good price for organic sencha tea that I enjoyed drinking anytime of the day! It comes with instructions on how to brew the loose leaf tea to get the max flavor.

  59. Amy
    (verified owner)

    We lack a quality tea shop in the city we live in so I was pleasantly surprised with and outstanding Sencha from Japan offered on Amazon. I lived in Japan and this Sencha is great. I will be buying more Japanese tea from Senbird.

  60. Jacob
    (verified owner)

    This is high-quality green tea — light yet flavorful and aromatic. The brew instructions included should definitely be followed! I brewed at too hot a temp (near boiling point) and the flavor became a little bitter, but after trying again at with the water cooled down, it was much softer and palatable. Of course it is subject to personal preference. The color is a beautiful lime green. i also really appreciate reusable tin packaging

  61. Emma
    (verified owner)

    Authentic quality. Delicate on tongue and calming effect on body and mind. Comes in actual leaves and not powdery. Have been enjoying it. Also comes with a nice tin.

  62. Betty
    (verified owner)

    I have tried several brands of green tea and this is hands down one of my favorite. I will definitely be ordering more Senbird Tea products to try. This particular one was perfect, it didn’t not have the overly bitter undertones found in poorer quality teas.

  63. Steven
    (verified owner)

    The sencha green tea is far above the normal I get I will definitely be returning for more tasty cups. Also, I like how sustainable they are with the reusable tins and packaging.

  64. Jessica
    (verified owner)

    Great tea, brings me right back to Japan.

  65. Deborah
    (verified owner)

    I really like the taste of this Sencha, first time trying Sencha but like it a lot and now I drink it every day. My only complain is the price is a little bit high, hope there will be some discount soon. I will try other flavors after finishing this can.

  66. Timothy
    (verified owner)

    The taste is very authentic and the flavor is very good. Totally recommend this Sencha!

  67. Deborah
    (verified owner)

    I am switching from being a die hard coffee drinker to tea primarily tea. I’ve been wanting to try a Japanese tea for a while, and move away from tea bags. This looked promising and I’m glad I choose it. It’s very light and refreshing and nice change from some of the more intense teas I’ve been drinking

  68. Melissa
    (verified owner)

    Very savory, rich, naturally sweet, and full bodied sencha tea. Will definitely be purchasing again. 😋

  69. Betty
    (verified owner)

    One of the better sourced-in-Japan green teas I have ever come across.

    Great, nuanced flavor that can be calibrated to one’s specific taste/preference by the overall steep time + steep temperature.

  70. Dorothy
    (verified owner)

    This has become a cherished part of my morning ritual, look forward to it every day! Delicious, invigorating, no bitterness. Fresh and well packaged. Highly recommend this Sencha!

  71. Stephanie
    (verified owner)

    I like it but the tea is expensive

  72. Nancy
    (verified owner)

    This is the best sencha green tea I’ve ever tried and I’m so happy with the purchase! It’s mild, fresh tasting, and is now a daily addition to my family’s hydration routine. It’s nice not to have to force them to drink green tea any more, they love the taste of this one!

  73. Sharon
    (verified owner)

    I had some wonderful tea while I was in Mexico City and I noticed it was Japanese Sencha tea. It was mild yet flavorful and was just the right flavor of green tea for me. So I bought Senbird tea on line and love it.

  74. Jason
    (verified owner)

    Perhaps the best green tea I’ve had in a while. A clean subtle aroma. The flavor is earthy and strong but not overbearing. I enjoy sipping a cup (or two) at work in the mornings. No sweeteners required.

    The tea is organic and non-GMO which is reassuring and the price point is not bad. Definitely recommend.

  75. Kenneth
    (verified owner)

    The sencha Fragrance was beautiful + the taste amazing and it’s Organic!

  76. Michelle
    (verified owner)

    I really like this sencha tea. It’s very fresh and flavorful.

  77. Emily
    (verified owner)

    Great flavor, typical green tea earthiness without being too grassy.

  78. Donna
    (verified owner)

    I have tried so many Sencha green tea but I fall in love with Senbird green tea at first sip!!!!!!!

  79. Kimberly
    (verified owner)

    A really beautiful, gentle green tea that feels clean and refreshing both hot and cold. So happy I tried it.

  80. Stephanie
    (verified owner)

    I enjoy drinking loose leaf green tea and Senbird green tea did not disappoint. Senbird’s packaging was pretty informative with how much tea to use and how hot the water should be. The tea smelled so good in the tin The information about the caffeine level on the packaging was a nice touch, too. Drinking the tea was quite relaxing as well. Just love Senbird’s tea.

  81. Andrew
    (verified owner)

    Exquisite quality and robust flavors. Definitely money well spent. Definitely a repeat buy

  82. Mark
    (verified owner)

    Beautiful and effective canister for maintaining freshness. I bought this as sencha as a gift for my daughter, who spent a year studying in Japan, and she loves it! This tea brought all of her wonderful memories back again…

  83. Michelle
    (verified owner)

    I’m not a tea connoisseur. So, I can only go by taste and how a tea feels on my palate. This sencha green tea one is refreshing and yet, feels rich. I have tried some better green tea bought in Japan itself. But, this one is among the best of green tea that I have bought in the US.

  84. Sarah
    (verified owner)

    I purchase this Sencha because it had really good reviews; thank God I was not disappointed. It smells really fresh and the taste is amazing. I will be buying again.

  85. John
    (verified owner)

    A friend introduced me to SENBIRD Organic Sencha Green Tea, a loose delightful flavorful tea. I’ve always used tea in a bag, never realizing there was a difference but after tasting the SENBIRD I could never go back tea in an envelope. I purchased my own tin and I am completely satisfied, it’s easy to prepare – a simple ritual that I look forward to every day. It is definitely a soothing comfort, the best tea I ever tried and will will keep trying.

  86. mason
    (verified owner)

    I love how all the tea is packaged nicely and thoughtfully with notes. This is great organic Sencha. I love it when I need a little boost to my morning. This is a great Sencha that I will definitely get again.

  87. Rodger
    (verified owner)

    Product packaging is very clean and simple and love that it is double sealed for freshness.

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  88. Victor
    (verified owner)

    I often find that Japanese teas are too “grassy” for me. Obviously, this is just a matter of taste – many people look for that very quality. I was very pleased with the taste of this tea, and plan to make it my “go to” green tea. Great packaging as well. Finally, do make sure you brew this at a fairly low temperature. The instructions say 170 degrees F, but I would even recommend trying 160.

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  89. AJ
    (verified owner)

    This sencha is sweet and nutty, almost floral. The leaves are packed with umami.

  90. feyadae237
    (verified owner)

    I originally bought this tea at my local Japanese supermarket and loved it. The store constantly runs out so now I place my tea orders online.

  91. Rob
    (verified owner)

    This tea is top notch in looks (deep green and leaves only, no twigs) aroma (fresh, grassy, fruity) and taste (fresh, grassy, fruity, delicate). I will definitely be ordering this tea again and again.

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Description

This organic sencha green tea uses fresh tea leaves at prime ripeness, the first pick of the season. The soft buds come from Japan’s Yabukita cultivar. This Fukamushi Sencha is savory and full-bodied with a natural sweetness that is truly exceptional.

Fukamushi Sencha, also known as Shizuoka’s signature style of green tea, is deep steamed for a longer duration than usual, resulting in a rich, vibrant green brew.

Sencha Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat fresh, filtered water until boiled.
  2. Pour water into cups to warm the cup and cool down the water. You can also use a yuzamashi water cooler. Recommended water temperature for Sencha is 176°F (80°C). The flavor will be lighter and sweeter when brewed at lower water temperatures such as 158°F (70°C). Try different brew times and temperatures to find your preference.
  3. When it reaches your desired temperature, pour water over tea leaves. Steep for 1-1.5 minutes. This tea can be steeped up to 3 times.

Sencha Cold Brew – Mizudashi (水出し) Instructions

Cold-brew Sencha is delicious and refreshing. Simply add 10g of tea leaves to 500 ml of cold water, and let it steep in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours. Cold-brew Sencha can keep in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Origin: Shizuoka, Japan

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