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Chiran Sencha | 知覧煎茶

Packaging Size: 100g Bag

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About Chiran Sencha | 知覧煎茶

Description: Our Chiran Sencha was grown and harvested in Chiran Township, Kagoshima, Japan. This tea represents the very best of Kagoshima Sencha with a perfect combination of natural sweetness, lasting umami, and an intoxicatingly fresh aroma. An easy brewer that is sure to become a favorite.

What is so special about this tea? Kagoshima is poised to become the largest tea producing region in Japan - it will overtake Shizuoka in just a few more years. While it is true that there are quite a lot of commercial-grade teas produced for the mass market, there remains a dedicated group of artisan producers crafting wonderful teas. Chiran Sencha is one of those teas. We can safely categorize Kagoshima as an area that produces deeply green, fragrant Sencha. The brewed color of tea is considered of high importance in this region - so tea makers avoid any processes that could affect that. Less "hiire" firing keeps a wonderfully fresh aroma and bright green color while deeper steaming intensifies the thickness of the brew without sacrificing fragrance. Chiran is considered one of the most important areas of production within Kagoshima and focuses on both the Yutaka Midori and Saemidori cultivar. Naturally, We gravitate towards the profile of Saemidori as it is sweet, rich and generally a very easy brewing cultivar. We absolutely love this version of 100% Saemidori Chiran Sencha and know you will too.

Recommended for: A sweet and fragrant best in class deep steamed Sencha.

Notes on Production


Multi Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

A sweet, deep green Sencha

Cultivars: Saemidori

Tasting Notes

Fresh Grass | Savory Tang | Pervasive Sweetness


Kagoshima, Japan

Brewing Instructions

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Rich & filled with umami!

This sencha has a rich, silky mouthfeel (which I love!) and it's flavor is deep and filled with umami. I love the deep green vibrant color as well.


good with mbira

The best

The best tea, always
I’m a huge tea lover and drinker and order from Japan often. Kettl consistently has delicious teas


Wonderful, clean, multidimensional flavor. The freshness is outstanding.

Satsuma Shincha

Clear green color. Taste is light and fresh.

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