• sencha miya

    • chaya teahouse's japanese green tea sencha miya
    • A naturally sweet, delicate Japanese green tea from Shizuoka, cultivated under the 'chakusaba' system which is deeply respectful of the environment.

       

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    This Japanese green tea hails from a tea garden in Kakegawa, in Shizuoka prefecture, which has been in the hands of the same family since the Edo era (1603-1868). The family uses the ‘chakusaba’ farming method, recognised by the UN as a ‘globally important agricultural heritage system’, where grasses lain around the tea fields protect the ecology of living organisms, especially traditional Japanese meadow flowers.

     

    Originally titled ‘scent of the mountain’ (sencha yama), this green tea is made in a similar way to traditional, deep steamed sencha green tea, only is a little more refined, with a delicate natural sweetness.

     

    We call it sencha miya (‘tea of the palace’) because it has fitting echoes for us of the Kosei-In teahouse in Kyoto where we experienced the exquisite hospitality of tea master Murotani. Her family received the teahouse with its beautiful autumn Zen garden in the 17th century from the Emperor, around the same period when the Kakegawa tea farming started.

    storage

    Our artisan tea is made with utmost care. To retain its pure, fresh qualities, brew with soft water and store in a dry, air-tight and light-proof container (in a fridge preferably) for 6 months

    packaging

    This tea is supplied in a zip-loc foil pack to prolong its fresh flavour, within a beautiful paper wrap hand-stamped with an extract from the 8th century tea classic Cha Jing.

    put the kettle on ...

    brewing sencha miya green tea